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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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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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We are Workers, Not Slaves: A Bangladeshi Woman’s Quest to Change the Fashion Industry

30 September 2016

In the wake of the latest tragic factory incident in Bangladesh, Fairtrade spoke to Nazma Akter, a garment worker about workers’ rights

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A Brewing Storm - Report Highlights Risk of Climate Change to Coffee

01 September 2016

A new report from the Climate Institute shows coffee quality and cost will be impacted by climate change, but there are things we can do today. Climate change is already putting production and cost pressures on the supply of...

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168 million child workers: we must work with communities to stop exploitation

12 June 2016

by Anita Sheth, Senior Advisor on Social Compliance and Development, Fairtrade International A remarkable story emerged from Berlin recently when five children aged 10 and 11 approached high street fashion outlets asking for a...

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Mexican Coffee Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

21 April 2016

Coffee farmers in Mexico are recovering from leaf rust disease and increasing their resilience to climate change thanks to a project by Fairtrade, CLAC and Lidl Germany.

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New Fairtrade Textile Standard and Programme Aim to Protect Workers in the Textile Industry

22 March 2016

Almost three years after the deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory in Bangladesh, little has changed for the workers themselves. The tragedy, which killed more than 1100 and injured 2500, sparked demands for better...

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