News and Features

  • 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.

  • Gender Equality: Good for Women, Business & Development

    Article posted: 6 Mar 2015

    Women in the communities Fairtrade serves often face barriers to participation. A new Fairtrade report highlights how gender equality can benefit not only women, but also the organizations and the ...

  • Committed to Impact, Fairtrade Complies with ISEAL Impacts Code

    Article posted: 28 Jul 2014

    Fairtrade International recently passed an independent evaluation against the ISEAL Alliance’s Impacts Code – a framework for building a monitoring and evaluation system that examines both short- and ...

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There’s happiness in the cooperative! Before [Fairtrade] we didn’t earn enough. Now when I get ill the coop looks after me. Before people came, bought our cocoa and we never saw them again.Issouf Traore, cocoa farmer, ECOOKIM - ECOJAD, Côte d'Ivoire

Image of an open cocoa pod