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In the banana industry, production, profits and power are highly concentrated
14 million people in the developing world depend on cocoa production for their livelihoods
For many producers, coffee is a labour intensive crop that yields little financial return
The world price of cotton has been in steady decline for several decades
Flowers are the fastest growing product in Fairtrade.
The international sugar market is characterized by low and volatile prices
Though market prices reached historic highs in 2010, absolute prices are level with or below where they were 30 years ago
For products with multiple ingredients, Fairtrade has special rules.
Enabling rural communities to become more resilient to climate change.
Not everybody benefits from the lucrative trade in fresh fruit
Symbol of love, power and wealth. But look behind the glitz and the reality is not so glamorous.
Many beekeepers in developing countries are dependent on local middlemen to buy their honey
Many juice producers are experiencing great difficulties as prices have dropped over the last few years
Small farmers are often forced to sell the bulk of their harvest at prices below their production costs
Two firms dominate the global spice and herb market, but the crops are grown by small farmers
Most sports balls are hand-stitched by people who work long hours in poor conditions
In many large wine plantations hired workers are not protected from labour abuses
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