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
News and Features
World Fairtrade Challenge – more than 1.8 million coffee lovers join the world’s largest coffee break
Press release posted: 16 May 2016
From New Zealand to Poland, from South Africa to Spain – between 13 and 15 May coffee lovers in 50 countries across the globe got together and drank a staggering total of more than 5.6 million cups ...
Article posted: 21 Apr 2016
Coffee farmers in Mexico are recovering from leaf rust disease and increasing their resilience to climate change thanks to a project by Fairtrade, CLAC and Lidl Germany.
Press release posted: 11 Apr 2016
Coffee lovers around the world are being urged to get together to drink a record amount of Fairtrade coffee and show their support for farmers hit by climate change during the World Fairtrade ...
Press release posted: 22 Mar 2016
Fairtrade’s new Textile Standard and Programme are designed to tackle the challenging working conditions by extending the Fairtrade approach to the entire textile supply chain.
Article posted: 21 Mar 2016
Since the Fair Trade Towns movement began, more than 1,750 towns in 26 countries have taken the pledge to push for a better deal for farmers and workers. A new website will help broaden collaboration ...
Article posted: 18 Mar 2016
Fairtrade International has been chosen as one of the European Commission’s strategic partners for the next five years to help deliver a better deal for small-scale farmers and workers round the ...
Article posted: 15 Mar 2016
The Fair Trade Advocacy Office, in cooperation with the Association of African Cotton Producers, has launched a position paper at the Cotton Forum taking place in Paris calling on the European Union, ...
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.
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.
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.
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