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Scaling Up with Integrity – What does it mean for Fairtrade?

01 August 2013

Twenty-five years ago fair trade began as an ambitious concept that many said would never take off. The global Fairtrade system now represents over 1.3 million farmers and workers organized into more than 1,100 groups in 70...

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Response to the Observer article on tea wages in India

21 July 2013

Today’s Observer article How poverty wages for tea pickers fuel India’s trade in child slavery draws attention to child trafficking in Assam, India. The article highlights the role of poverty, including low wages on tea estates,...

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Nespresso and Fairtrade join forces, launch innovative farmer support programme

16 July 2013

Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade International, and Jean-Marc Duvoisin, CEO of Nestlé Nespresso, today announce a new, long-reaching partnership to benefit thousands of small-scale coffee farmers. The announcement comes as...

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Celebrating Quinoa Cooperatives during the International Year of Quinoa

05 July 2013

Although it has been a traditional foodstuff in the Andes for thousands of years, quinoa has become a favourite of health-conscious consumers in Western countries. In fact, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...

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Statement of concern regarding implementation of migration law by Dominican government

21 June 2013

In its public statement of May 13, 2013 Fairtrade International expressed concern about flaws in the new immigration legislation of the Dominican Republic that could cause harm to workers in the Dominican Republic of Haitian...

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Farmers to have equal say in Fairtrade

10 June 2013

Farmers from Africa, Asia and Latin America are to have an equal say in running the global Fairtrade movement for the first time this week. In a ground-breaking move, producers of tea, coffee, bananas and other goods will have...

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Fairtrade Access Fund’s first loans making impact

05 June 2013

US$ 3.7million to seven co-ops – and the Fund is just getting started

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