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Producers testify against cotton injustice

07 February 2011

In the nine years since the Doha Development Round was launched in 2001, the United States and the European Union have paid out a staggering USD 31.4 billion in subsidies to US and EU cotton farmers effectively squeezing 10...

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ILO and Kuapa Kokoo partner to combat child labour in cocoa

04 February 2011

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced it will partner with Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union in a two-year project to assist the government of Ghana in reducing child labour. The pilot will run in 15 cocoa-growing...

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Thinking Sustainably

04 February 2011

It is expected that by 2012 the number of people in the world will reach 7 billion. Along with this staggering number, demands on water and food systems have skyrocketed and the term ‘sustainable development’ has taken on global...

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Working for Workers

03 February 2011

Last June Fairtrade International (FLO) launched a major workstream to deepen Fairtrade’s impact for workers and hired laborers. Last month a group representing trade unions, NGOs, and Fairtrade experts met to advise FLO as part...

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A New Look for Fairtrade

21 January 2011

We are proud to introduce Fairtrade International (FLO) and a new brand new appearance. As of January 21, the online presence, name and logos of FLO have all undergone changes that better express what Fairtrade is all about;...

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Become part of the Fairtrade story

19 January 2011

A new, original short film tells the story of Fairtrade and invites viewers to become part of the story onscreen. The interactive film, “A Fair Story,” was unveiled to an international audience this week at...

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Fairtrade Africa Builds Strength at Continental Forum

20 December 2010

Picturesque Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe played host to more than 100 people representing Fairtrade producers, coordinators and leadership at the first-ever Fairtrade Africa Forum. Attendees discussed Fairtrade’s impact on the...

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