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First Climate Project Certified Under Fairtrade Climate Standard

13 January 2017

The Deutsche Post DHL project in Lesotho is the first to become fully certified under the Fairtrade Climate Standard, supporting rural communities in their fight against climate change.

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Fairtrade Certifies First Artisanal Small-scale Mining Cooperative in Africa

19 October 2016

Africa’s first Fairtrade certified gold cooperative offers hope to gold miners living in poverty.

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Raising the Voices of Rural Women

15 October 2015

An opinion piece by Tsitsi Choruma, Senior Advisor, Gender at Fairtrade International. Growing up in urban Zimbabwe, I spent a lot of time with my aunts in their villages and at our rural ancestral home. As a child, I viewed...

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Children’s Involvement in West African Cocoa Production: Supporting Farmer Organizations to Lead

04 August 2015

The 2013/2014 Survey Research on Child Labour in West African Cocoa-Growing Areas released last week by the Tulane University shows that child labour in cocoa production is on the rise in West Africa. According to the new...

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Rekindling Interest in African Vegetables

23 January 2015

Vegetables consumed in Eastern Africa include familiar names - carrots, kale and cabbage – but these are historically not part of the continent’s diet. Western favorites have at times overshadowed the region’s gloriously-named...

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Stepping Up Support for Cola Farmers in West Africa

13 January 2015

2014 Fairtrade Award winner sourcing from Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis*

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New Living Wage Benchmark for Kenya

11 December 2014

Fairtrade is pleased to co-publish a fourth regional living wage study that sets a new living wage benchmark for the Naivasha region of Kenya. The study estimates living wage in comparison to wages paid in the flower sector in...

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