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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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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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The Olympic City becomes a Fair Trade City

17 August 2016

A golden moment for Rio de Janeiro as it becomes a Fair Trade Town during the Olympic Games

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Building Bridges in Lebanon

07 July 2016

Charbel El Fakhri is Chair of Fairtrade Africa and a wine producer in Lebanon. Here he shares his experiences at the 10th International Fair Trade Towns Conference, recently held in Baskinta, Lebanon. Isaac Newton famously said:...

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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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