News and Features

  • Belize sugar cane farmers aim to be “best in class” for protecting children and young people

    Article posted: 10 Mar 2016

    “Child labour is one of the biggest challenges facing farmers and workers in developing countries,” says Anita Sheth, Fairtrade International’s Senior Advisor on Social Compliance and Development.

  • Behind the Petal

    Article posted: 8 Mar 2016

    Gender inequality is often seen as a women’s issue. Wrong! Gender is not about women – it’s about power balances between men and women, and relationships which are free from prejudice.

  • Fairtrade Awards - outstanding organizations honoured

    Press release posted: 3 Mar 2016

    Fairtrade farmers, workers, traders and supporters who are driving change in their own communities were among those honoured at the second International Fairtrade Awards in Berlin tonight.

  • Fairtrade Awards 2016

    Article posted: 3 Mar 2016

    The International Fairtrade Awards were celebrated in Berlin on 3 March 2016. For the second time, Fairtrade honoured outstanding farmers, workers, traders and supporters who are driving change in ...

  • Fairtrade Farmers and Workers Benefit from Record Premium Money

    Press release posted: 29 Feb 2016

    The extra money paid to farmers and workers who are certified as Fairtrade has risen above the €100 million mark for the first time, according to new figures released today. The Fairtrade Premium, as ...

  • Changing Trade, Changing Lives: A Five-Year Strategy

    Article posted: 17 Feb 2016

    Fairtrade aims to make important contributions to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Deeper impact, more benefits for smallholders and workers, and greater advocacy role among ambitious ...

  • Fairtrade Climate Academy Gets Boost from Dutch Postcode Lottery

    Article posted: 27 Jan 2016

    At the yearly ‘Goed Geld Gala’ on January 26th, the Dutch Postcode Lottery announced that they will support the Fairtrade Climate Academy, a new program proposed by Max Havelaar (Fairtrade ...

  • Fairtrade International recognized for transparency

    Article posted: 17 Dec 2015

    Fairtrade International is proud to be top of the list in Bond and Nido’s Transparency Review 2015 of 48 organizations, together with BBC Media Action and Oxfam.

  • Peruvian Banana Farmers Adept at Adaptation

    Article posted: 15 May 2015

    Organic banana farmers in Peru are seeing the effect of climate change and beginning the process of adapting with help from Kaufland, a German chain of super markets, and Fairtrade International.

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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

Image of white roses at Fairtrade flower farm