We were taught to serve, to be workers. Now with Fairtrade, we are entrepreneurs.Martial Quintero, banana producer, Cooperativa de Servicios Multiples Bananera del Atlantico, Panama
News and Features
Empowering Women in Rural Communities
Press release posted: 14 Oct 2016
On 15 October, the UN International Day for Rural Women, Fairtrade coffee farmer María Edy Rivera shares her thoughts on the progress towards empowering rural women.
Fairtrade Expands Further into Central Europe
Press release posted: 10 Oct 2016
Polish consumers and businesses can now support Fairtrade farmers through their purchasing choices as Poland becomes the latest country to join the Fairtrade family.
We are Workers, Not Slaves: A Bangladeshi Woman’s Quest to Change the Fashion Industry
Press release posted: 30 Sep 2016
In the wake of the latest tragic factory incident in Bangladesh, Fairtrade spoke to Nazma Akter, a garment worker about workers’ rights
Fairtrade Strengthens Support for Farmers and Workers
Press release posted: 6 Sep 2016
New actions on climate, textiles and gender are among a range of initiatives introduced by Fairtrade over the past year and showcased in its annual report released today. The report, “Driving Sales, ...
A Brewing Storm - Report Highlights Risk of Climate Change to Coffee
Article posted: 1 Sep 2016
A new report from the Climate Institute shows coffee quality and cost will be impacted by climate change, but there are things we can do today.
The Olympic City becomes a Fair Trade City
Article posted: 17 Aug 2016
A golden moment for Rio de Janeiro as it becomes a Fair Trade Town during the Olympic Games
Fairtrade response to Telemundo web documentary “Harvest of Misery”
Article posted: 29 Jul 2016
The US-based Spanish-language website Telemundo has published a web documentary called "Harvest of Misery" which reports that child labour, poor working conditions, low pay and inadequate ...
Fairtrade Starts Search for Global CEO
Article posted: 19 Jul 2016
Fairtrade International has begun its search for a new global CEO to lead the world’s best-known ethical trade movement and to deliver the organisation’s ambitious global strategy.
Give a red card to unfair pay for football workers, says Fairtrade
Press release posted: 10 Jul 2016
As Euro 2016 reaches its climax in Paris, teams from all over the world are gathering for the start of this year’s Homeless World Cup where matches will be played using Fairtrade footballs.
Building Bridges in Lebanon
Article posted: 7 Jul 2016
Charbel El Fakhri is Chair of Fairtrade Africa and a wine producer in Lebanon. Here he shares his experiences at the 10th International Fair Trade Towns Conference, recently held in Baskinta, Lebanon.
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