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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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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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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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Fairtrade Applauds Efforts to Step Up the Fight Against Child Labour in Belize

09 March 2017

The government of Belize has taken action to address child labour in the country, thanks in part to the advocacy efforts and targeted public awareness campaigns by the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA).

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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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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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