We were taught to serve, to be workers. Now with Fairtrade, we are entrepreneurs.Martial Quintero, banana producer, Cooperativa de Servicios Multiples Bananera del Atlantico, Panama
News and Features
Press release posted: 17 Oct 2018
Producers received record premiums as Fairtrade emphasizes sustainable livelihoods
Article posted: 16 Oct 2018
"Until recently, price was a taboo subject when talking about farmers’ income. Now that conversation is opening up."
Article posted: 29 Sep 2018
The global price for coffee hit a 12-year low recently jeopardizing the livelihoods of the 17.7 million small-scale farmers who produce over 80 percent of the world’s coffee. The volatility of ...
Press release posted: 25 Sep 2018
International Fair Trade Charter defines vision for a fairer world
Article posted: 16 Aug 2018
"It’s important to look at the numbers. Are more organizations continuing to gain Fairtrade certification? Are sales growing? How are Fairtrade farmers and workers choosing to spend their Premium ...
Article posted: 3 Aug 2018
Grassroots research by young people from a Fairtrade sugar producer organization in Belize has given unique insights into the experience of young cane cutters in the Central American country and ...
From child labor to the future of food: the voices of young people change agriculture for the better
Article posted: 12 Jun 2018
"On World Day Against Child Labor, we’d do well to listen carefully to the voices of young people who hold the future of the world’s food in their hands".
Press release posted: 15 May 2018
From 11 to 13 May people in 36 countries gathered to support farmers and workers in their fight for a better deal.
'A fairer share': strengthening workers' voices through Fairtrade, the labour movement and socially engaged companies
Article posted: 30 Apr 2018
On International Workers' Day, we celebrate the power that a unified workers' voice can have to drive social change. This is the story of how an engaged Fairtrade business partner and allies in the ...
Article posted: 23 Apr 2018
Recent reports are putting a spotlight on cocoa farmers’ struggles as the global cocoa price has fallen. Sustainability commitments are making a difference, but may not go far enough. Fairtrade will ...
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