It is part of the standards, that women should be empowered... If a woman is empowered, then the house will also be empowered, economically and socially.Elizabeth Chepkwony, coffee farmer, Kabngetuny cooperative, Kenya
News and Features
Press release posted: 1 Apr 2020
Fairtrade International announced increased flexibility in its standards to enable producer organizations to take immediate action to protect the health and livelihoods of farmers, workers and their ...
Article posted: 27 Mar 2020
Fairtrade is gathering and sharing updates about how COVID-19 is affecting small-scale farmers and workers in products such as coffee, flowers, cocoa and bananas.
Press release posted: 17 Mar 2020
Around the world, business is adapting to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Our work is ongoing and we’re committed to assisting the producers that are at the heart of our system.
Article posted: 13 Mar 2020
Federación Campesina del Cauca coffee cooperative was named overall winner of the first annual Colombian Fairtrade Golden Cup Awards, judged by an expert panel of nine international judges.
Article posted: 8 Mar 2020
In Honduras, young women are spearheading diversification into cocoa farming and are running a new chocolate factory.
Article posted: 7 Mar 2020
"Fairtrade has helped me to understand my rights and my duties. We see that what men can do women can also do. Fairtrade has transformed me in a way."
Article posted: 6 Mar 2020
Meet Mary Nsiah and Abena Boame, who have grown as cocoa farmers and as leaders in their cooperatives through the support of the Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme.
Article posted: 5 Mar 2020
When Agnes Chebii started working on a flower farm, she didn't see many women in management roles. Now she leads a team and chairs the farm's gender committee.
Article posted: 4 Mar 2020
Myriam and Veronica live far apart -- one from Côte d'Ivoire, one from the Netherlands -- yet share an expectation that women can control their own futures.
Article posted: 3 Mar 2020
Pham thi Huyen Anh is one of the first chairwoman of a coffee cooperative in Vietnam. She credits Fairtrade with strengthening he coop, and empowering women.
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