News and Features

  • Pushing for More Gender Equity in the Banana Sector

    Article posted: 2 Feb 2018

    An interview with Silvia Campos, Global Product Manager for Bananas at Fairtrade International and a member of the Gender Equity Task Force of the World Banana Forum.

  • Farm workers stand to earn more through a new partnership for Fairtrade poinsettias

    Press release posted: 23 Jan 2018

    Poinsettias have been a sign of Christmas in many countries for a century or more. Now, these houseplants are also a sign of a new opportunity for workers on young plant farms. Fairtrade ...

  • Fairtrade Announces Two New Initiatives Supported by European Union

    Article posted: 12 Jan 2018

    Fairtrade is excited to announce two new initiatives that will promote sustainable consumption and production in Europe and Asia.

  • Fairtrade Joins Global Deal

    Article posted: 22 Nov 2017

    Fairtrade International has been invited to join the Global Deal – a multi-stakeholder partnership initiated by the Swedish Prime Minister, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the ...

  • Coffee to go?

    Article posted: 17 Nov 2017

    La roya. Leaf rust. Words which strike fear into the hearts of tens of thousands of coffee growers around the world.

  • Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Declares Support for Fairtrade and its Work on Climate Change

    Article posted: 16 Nov 2017

    His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Luxembourg expressed his continuing support for Fairtrade in a meeting with Fairtrade Global CEO Dario Soto Abril at the COP23 UN Climate Conference in Bonn on 16 ...

  • Coffee farmers go back to school

    Article posted: 13 Nov 2017

    It’s a blisteringly hot day at the Machakos Union coffee cooperative, 60 kilometres south of the capital, Nairobi. Despite the heat, more than a hundred coffee farmers – women and men – are sitting ...

  • Fiji sugar farmers adapt to survive

    Article posted: 7 Nov 2017

    When Cyclone Winston drove a destructive path across the Pacific in February 2016, it was just the latest in a series of extreme weather events to hit Fiji. Winston left 44 people dead in its wake ...

  • Fiji’s Fairtrade sugar farmers urge action on climate change

    Press release posted: 5 Nov 2017

    Fairtrade sugar farmers from Fiji, already grappling with the forces of climate change, are urging world leaders at the latest round of UN climate talks to fulfil their commitments on reducing ...

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“Now with Fairtrade we have been able to take courses, educate the women. We have a group of women farming entrepreneurs with the help of Fairtrade. Women workers have also had business training and created a group of women entrepreneurs.”Yadira Orozco, member of the Asobanar Cooperative