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Empowering Women in Rural Communities

14 October 2016

On 15 October, the UN International Day for Rural Women, Fairtrade coffee farmer María Edy Rivera shares her thoughts on the progress towards empowering rural women.

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Behind the Petal

08 March 2016

An opinion piece by Tsitsi Choruma, Chief Operating Officer at Fairtrade Africa and Senior Advisor on Gender Gender inequality is often seen as a women’s issue. Wrong! Gender is not about women - it’s about power balances...

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Fighting coffee rust in Latin America

10 December 2015

Climate change is already severely impacting the coffee sector and affecting Fairtrade producers worldwide. Coffee diseases have increased in intensity and are found in areas and altitudes where they haven’t been seen before.

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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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New Fairtrade Climate Standard enables smallholders and rural communities to fight climate change

01 October 2015

Businesses looking for innovative ways to take positive climate action by reducing their carbon footprint and compensating their emissions will soon have a new weapon in their fight against climate change, with the publication of...

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Gender Equality: Good for Women, Business & Development

06 March 2015

Women in the communities Fairtrade serves often face barriers to participation. A new Fairtrade report highlights how gender equality can benefit not only women, but also the organizations and the businesses they work with, as...

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Listening to Girls

10 October 2014

Girls and boys are at the centre of Fairtrade’s efforts to confront child labour in producer communities. Before Fairtrade conducts trainings on child labour prevention, we hold focus groups with school-going children to hear...

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