Fairtrade has changed [conditions] a lot... women and men now have the same rights. There are regular working hours, fixed leave days, and significantly improved safety regulations.Rosemary Achieng, supervisor, Panda Flowers Farm, Kenya
News and Features
Press release posted: 5 Nov 2017
Fairtrade sugar farmers from Fiji, already grappling with the forces of climate change, are urging world leaders at the latest round of UN climate talks to fulfil their commitments on reducing ...
Press release posted: 12 Oct 2017
Release of Fairtrade's annual report, 2016-2017
Press release posted: 10 Oct 2017
Fairtrade supports certified producer organizations and their communities to lead in tackling child labour and improving children’s lives. A new agreement between three Fairtrade certified sugar cane ...
Article posted: 19 Sep 2017
Fairtrade has grown from a small initiative to a global movement in the past two decades. Darío Soto Abril, CEO of Fairtrade International, explains Fairtrade's vision moving forward, including new ...
Article posted: 19 Jul 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 ...
Article posted: 7 Jul 2017
On our anniversary we look back on what we’ve achieved so far, and look forward to building the Fairtrade of the future.
Press release posted: 13 Jun 2017
A pilot study by Fairtrade International and True Price shows that despite sustainability pledges in the coffee sector, many coffee farmers struggle to make ends meet. Fairtrade calls for a ...
Article posted: 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 ...
Press release posted: 15 May 2017
This year, over 2 million participants in more than 4000 celebrations gathered for Fairtrade Celebrations, to celebrate the difference Fairtrade is making to the lives of farmers and workers ...
Press release posted: 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 ...
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