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Cadbury Goes Fairtrade in South Africa

07 June 2011

There are over 500,000 small-scale producers and farm workers in 23 countries throughout Africa supplying international Fairtrade markets. Until 2008, Fairtrade products were only exported to Northern countries, mostly in...

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Fair Trade Towns Celebrates 1000 and Growing

01 June 2011

On Saturday, 4 June, towns around the world will declare their support for Fair Trade celebrating the 1000th Fair Trade Town. It’s a monumental day for the grassroots campaign that, from small beginnings in a British village,...

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Vibrant Website Puts African Producers at the Forefront

31 May 2011

Wondering how many tonnes of cashews are available from the Gbankuliso Cashew Farmers Association in Ghana? Or how the Iriaini Tea Factory in Kenya reduced their dependence on dwindling wood supplies for fuel? Then check out...

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Exploring the Link Between Poverty and Trade

31 May 2011

Fairtrade as a Vehicle to Combat Poverty

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Football Fever for Fairtrade Farmers

23 May 2011

It wasn’t quite Wembley or Camp Nou, but for one group of Indian cotton producers it was the biggest soccer event of the year – the final of their Fairtrade Football tournament! Cotton farmers from Pratima Organic Grower Group...

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EP President makes statement on World Fair Trade Day

17 May 2011

Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, released a statement in honor of World Fair Trade Day expressing support for Fair Trade initiatives. “World Fair Trade Day is a good opportunity for the European Parliament to...

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Revamped Standards Support Producer Development

12 May 2011

Over 18 months ago, Fairtrade International embarked on a process to revisit the framework on which Fairtrade Standards are based. The goal was to make the Fairtrade Standards easier to understand and more adaptable to producers’...

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