News and Features

  • New app to reduce the use of highly toxic pesticides

    Article posted: 7 May 2019

    Fairtrade, along with a coalition of certification schemes promoting safer pest control, announces a new free app designed to support the reduction of highly toxic pesticide use.

  • First steps towards decent wages for flower workers in Tanzania

    Article posted: 30 Apr 2019

    In 2017, we took a decisive step towards improving wages in the flowers and plants sector, by changing our Flower Standard to include a minimum base wage.

  • Fairtrade revises flagship standard

    Press release posted: 3 Apr 2019

    To strengthen the power of farmers in trade relationships, Fairtrade International today announced a new version of its certification standard for small-scale farmers.

  • Fairtrade becomes member of International Cocoa Initiative

    Press release posted: 26 Mar 2019

    Fairtrade International, representing the world’s most recognized ethical label, has joined the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) as a Non-Profit Contributing Partner.

  • New leadership school strengthens women farmers

    Article posted: 8 Mar 2019

    A new programme, launched by the Fairtrade Network of Asia & Pacific Producers, aims to improve women’s opportunities and help redress the gender balance in agricultural communities.

  • Fairtrade secures funding from EU to advance SDGs

    Press release posted: 27 Feb 2019

    The European Union has confirmed a multi-year grant to Fairtrade International to serve as a key strategic partner for the EU’s commitments to Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships to support ...

  • Looking more closely at the power of the Fairtrade Premium

    Article posted: 18 Feb 2019

    Fairtrade farmers and workers have earned well more than half a billion euros in Fairtrade Premium funds in the past five years alone, which they spend on projects of their choice. We wanted to know: ...

  • Give some love to the planet this Valentine’s Day

    Article posted: 14 Feb 2019

    A flower rush occurs every year as shoppers flock to florists or grab bundles of cut roses from grocery store shelves for Valentine’s Day. This year, look for the FAIRTRADE Mark and show some love ...

  • The race to the bottom for low-cost bananas has a price

    Article posted: 12 Feb 2019

    As supermarkets compete for customer traffic with low-priced bananas as bait, farmers and workers are losing out. Can a push for sustainable bananas counter this slide?

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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

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