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Fairtrade releases financial and sales figures

24 November 2011

Sales of Fairtrade products grew strongly in 2010 and wine sales almost tripled. Overall, it was a year of impressive growth for Fairtrade. Shoppers spent more than 4.36 billion Euros on Fairtrade products, up by 27 percent over...

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COP 17: Adaptation Mechanisms Must Work for Farmers

17 November 2011

Climate change has wiped out nearly half of the 10 million coffee trees that Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union has planted since 2003, according to the union’s operations director Bernard Kaunda. Mzuzu Coffee is a Fairtrade...

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Helping South African Workers Know Their Rights

11 November 2011

Though the days of South African apartheid may be over, the effects linger on. For many people this means, among several issues, poor or no access to information on their rights as workers. However, through Fairtrade...

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Milestone Meeting for Fairtrade and SNV Partnership

10 November 2011

Fairtrade International (FLO) and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation met in Kenya for their annual regional meeting to celebrate five years of our partnership and to plan ways to continue our collaboration. Fairtrade...

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Esther Guluma the new Chair of Fairtrade International’s Board

02 November 2011

Fairtrade International (FLO) is pleased to welcome Dr Esther Guluma as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. With over 30 years’ involvement in the aid and development sector in Asia and Africa, Esther brings with her a...

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Countdown to COP17: Seeking A Fair Climate Deal for Fairtrade Farmers

31 October 2011

The countdown to Durban has begun as Fairtrade farmers prepare to participate at the upcoming 17th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP17). Despite the devastating impacts climate change is having on their farms, the...

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Experts Advise Fairtrade Way Forward in Textiles

27 October 2011

Third Multi-stakeholder Forum on Fairtrade’s Approach to Exploring Standards in the Textiles Supply Chains for Fairtrade Certified Cotton

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