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  • Fairtrade tea leaves, Malawi

    We all want fair trade and that means farmers need to earn more

    30 August 2019 by Martine Parry

    “My message to consumers in the UK is please continue buying more Fairtrade tea so we can bring more development projects to our region" - Fairtrade tea producer 

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  • Fairtrade lunchbox inspiration

    Inspiration for a Fairtrade lunchbox

    27 August 2019 by Heather Nicholson

    Send your little'uns back to school with a Fairtrade inspired packed lunch. Here are some suggestions for a more ethical school lunch.

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  • ACSC co-operative in Kyrgyzstan

    What are the Fairtrade Standards?

    15 August 2019 by Stefan Donnelly

    When you buy a Fairtrade product, you expect the farmers and workers who produced it to have received a fair price. But did you know about the list of requirements, called the Fairtrade Standards, covering workers’ rights, environmental protection, gender and transparency, that also have to be met?

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  • Dolores Anorés Domingo, Organización ASOBAGRI Guatemala

    How coffee farming is supporting the indigenous population of Guatemala

    8 August 2019 by Josefin Nordahl

    In Guatemala, indigenous people make up around 40% of the population, most of whom are of Mayan descent. 

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  • Summer products

    10 Fairtrade Products for Summer 2019

    18 July 2019 by Heather Nicholson

    Your guide to the hottest Fairtrade products to try this summer.

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  • Fairtrade gold and tools

    Top 10 Facts about Fairtrade gold

    17 July 2019 by David Finlay

    Across cultures and throughout history, people have coveted gold, using the precious metal for jewellery, money and technology. How much do you know about gold mining and its star-spangled origins?

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  • Kerala

    How ecotourism is helping Fairtrade farmers diversify their income

    11 July 2019 by Sophie Long

    In the current climate crisis, it is more important than ever that, as global citizens, we take as many steps as possible to travel responsibly, stay educated about world issues in the countries we choose to visit and that we ensure our adventures support the local communities and the environment. What better way to understand these realities than to learn from the locals and travel with purpose?

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  • Cocoa farmers

    Decent work and a decent income. It’s not much to ask, is it?

    6 July 2019 by Gelkha Buitrago, Director of Standards and Pricing, Fairtrade International

    There’s a saying in English: "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts". Put simply, this means that when people collaborate, they can often achieve more than if each person were to work on their own.

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  • Fairtrade coffee farmer

    There is only one way out of the global coffee crisis... Pay more.

    2 July 2019 by Darío Soto Abril, CEO, Fairtrade International and Roberto Vélez, CEO, Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC)

    The global coffee industry is facing an unprecedented price crisis which not only threatens our daily cup of the black stuff but also - far more importantly - jeopardises the livelihoods of millions of small-scale growers around the world. 

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    Fairtrade Summer Picnic Food Ideas

    28 June 2019 by Katy O'Brien

    It’s picnic season! Whether you are picnicking in the park, in your garden, or (going by the weather in the UK so far this summer) in your living room – we’ve pulled together a list of some great Fairtrade options to pack into your picnic hamper.

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