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Frans Van der Hoff, co-founder of Fairtrade

Manifesto of the Poor: Fairtrade Co-Founder Releases New Book

28 February 2014

Twenty-five years ago Frans Van der Hoff and friends kicked off the Fairtrade movement bringing the first bags of Max Havelaar coffee to shelves in the Netherlands. The movement they started, alongside the farmers of UCIRI in...

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Fairtrade Producer Elected Board Chair

14 February 2014

Director of Fairtrade banana cooperative named Chair of Fairtrade International Board, first time a Fairtrade producer holds the position.

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Digging into Empowerment in Ecuador

14 February 2014

In the ten years since Fairtrade began certifying flowers, they have become one of the top selling products with more than 536 million stems sold last year. A new report investigates how workers on flower plantations measure...

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Fairtrade cocoa farmer from Ivory Coast

Breakthrough for Fairtrade Farmers

27 January 2014

Nine companies including Mars, major German, Swiss & Japanese retailers and brands first to sign on to new Fairtrade Sourcing Programs. Fairtrade cocoa farmers to see initial 14 percent sales boost in 2014.

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Toast to Fair Trade in Public Procurement

17 January 2014

Good news for Fair Trade farmers and workers as EU Commissioner Michel Barnier and key members of the European Parliament celebrate a new EU procurement rules that make it easier to buy fair.

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Revised Fairtrade Standard for Hired Labour bolsters support for workers

14 January 2014

Grounded firmly in the daily reality of Fairtrade workers across the globe, the new Standard offers greater support for freedom of association, important steps toward living wages, greater autonomy in decision-making and more.

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Coffee Keeps Young with Fairtrade and Sustainable Harvest

03 January 2014

Keeping the next generation engaged in the coffee sector is one of the challenges facing the industry. Fairtrade International is working with coffee importer Sustainable Harvest and Fairtrade cooperatives to inspire the coffee...

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