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Fairtrade Recognizes Outstanding Organizations and Individuals

16 June 2014

Around the world, millions of people in the Fair Trade movement are working toward a common goal: fairer trade and treatment for millions of smallholder farmers and workers. This year Fairtrade International opened nominations...

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A Fairtrade liaison officer conducts a training with sugar farmers in Paraguay.

Fairtrade Farmers Gear Up to Address Child Labour

11 June 2014

Caroline Hickson, Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships at Fairtrade International, writes of a recent trip to Paraguay to attend a training with Fairtrade sugar farmers. This year the International Labour...

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New Living Wage Benchmarks Point the Way Forward

10 June 2014

Three reports published today set new living wage benchmarks for rural South Africa, Dominican Republic and Malawi. The reports, commissioned by Fairtrade International (Western Cape, South Africa), Fairtrade and Social...

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Fairtrade Cocoa Farmers Investing in Change: New Report on Fairtrade Cocoa in West Africa

06 June 2014

Fairtrade cocoa farmers in West Africa are investing in their farms, crop infrastructure and communities – but they need deeper, long-term partnerships to drive change. Thus concludes a new report ‘Fairtrade Cocoa in West Africa’...

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Fairtrade Cocoa Goes Pacific

30 May 2014

Congratulations to cocoa farmers in Papua New Guinea who have become the first Fairtrade certified cocoa organization selling into a Pacific regional supply chain, with their first shipment of Fairtrade cocoa beans soon making...

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Paraguayan Pride: Farmers Open World's First Fairtrade Organic Sugar Mill

23 May 2014

Fairtrade sugar farmers from the remote Manduvira Cooperative in western Paraguay are celebrating an extraordinary achievement – the ribbon-cutting of the world’s first producer-owned Fairtrade organic sugar mill.

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Statement on SOAS report - Fairtrade, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia and Uganda

16 May 2014

Fairtrade International is strongly committed to improving trading terms, working conditions and poverty outcomes for both farmers and workers employed in Fairtrade supply chains, which are the core areas of our work. Using...

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