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Tea worker Monicah Muthoni Maina in Gacharage Tea Factory, Kenya, 2016.

Fairtrade: Setting Our Sights on the Future

19 September 2017

An opinion piece by Darío Soto Abril, Chief Executive Officer of Fairtrade International. This piece first appeared on Planeta Futuro/El País on September 19, 2017 and is reproduced with their kind permission. This year marks...

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Vanilla Farmers in Madagascar Leading Against Child Labour

19 July 2017

Vanilla is a labour-intensive crop that requires hand pollination outside of its natural habitat in Central America. It’s also one of the world’s most expensive spices, but that premium price doesn’t translate to decent income...

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Celebrating 20 Years of Fairtrade International

07 July 2017

On our anniversary we look back on what we’ve achieved so far, and look forward to building the Fairtrade of the future.

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Future of Coffee Depends on Adequate Income for Farmers, New Research Finds

13 June 2017

A pilot study by Fairtrade International and True Price shows that despite sustainability pledges in the coffee sector, many coffee farmers struggle to make ends meet. Fairtrade calls for a government and industry-wide response...

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Revised Standard Aims to Improve Wages for Flower Workers

29 May 2017

In some countries there are no legislated minimum wages for flower workers which could serve as a basis for wage negotiations. Fairtrade has recently started tackling this issue by revising the standard requirements for flower...

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More than 2 Million Supporters Join the World’s Largest Fairtrade Celebration

15 May 2017

This year, over 2 million participants in more than 4000 celebrations gathered for Fairtrade Celebrations, to celebrate the difference Fairtrade is making to the lives of farmers and workers worldwide. This event builds on the...

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New Programme with Women Cocoa Farmers Seeks to Close Gender Gap

12 May 2017

Launching today, the Women’s School of Leadership is an innovative new programme which will improve women’s opportunities in cocoa communities in Côte d’Ivoire. The programme is being led by the producer network Fairtrade Africa.

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