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
Article posted: 10 May 2019
More and more of us are expressing our values through our everyday shopping. We increasingly demand more information about what goes into our food and other purchases, where they come from and how ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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: ...
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 ...
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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