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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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Fairtrade Farmers and Workers continue to benefit from Growing Sales and Increased Fairtrade Premium Investments

11 April 2017

This week saw the official launch of the 8th edition of the Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade report by Fairtrade International, covering data from 2014-2015.

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Levelling the Ground for Women in Kenya’s Flower Industry

08 March 2017

This International Women’s Day, we shine a spotlight on the challenges faced by women in the flower industry, and on one Kenyan woman’s quest to make their voices heard.

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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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