Impact and Challenges

  • Cocoa farm in Ivory Coast

    Our campaign for a fair cocoa trade is just beginning

    13 March 2019 by Mike Gidney

    One of the most inspiring aspects of Fairtrade is how much young people support the cause. Perhaps it’s because the concept of fairness is well understood in every playground; perhaps because children expect those in authority to defend abuses of power; or having grown up with social media, they are the generation most connected with the rest of the world.  

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  • Women's School of Leadership in Central Asia

    Leadership School Strengthens Women Farmers

    7 March 2019 by Fairtrade International

    The theme of the 2019 International Women’s Day campaign is #BalanceforBetter. A new programme, launched by the Fairtrade Network of Asia & Pacific Producers, aims to improve women’s opportunities and help redress the gender imbalance in agricultural communities.

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  • Women Workers

    Six Ways Fairtrade Strengthens Human Rights

    10 December 2018 by Fairtrade International

    Find out some of the ways Fairtrade works to ensure human rights are protected.

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  • Christmas present

    How to Make sure your Christmas is ethical

    6 December 2018 by Emily McCoy, Fairtrade Foundation

    Every year Christmas seems to be bigger, louder, more colourful, and require more spending. But this year, there’s been a change in shopping sprees – and more people are searching for an ethical answer.

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    How a scoop of ice cream can make the world of difference

    3 December 2018 by Will Thacker

    Putting up your feet and kicking back with a tub of Spice and All Things N’ice feels like a treat… a little indulgent even. But here’s the inside scoop: Fairtrade ice cream does a world of good for farming communities. Read on, and it won’t just be the gingerbread chunks warming your heart…


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  • Kerala Earth builders

    Farmers plant 200,000 seedlings to replace lost crops after Kerala floods

    27 November 2018 by Bijumon Kurian

    Four months after the worst floods in a century caused devastation across Kerala, we hear from the director of a local farmers’ cooperative and newly appointed Chairman of Fairtrade Network of Aisa and Pacific Producers (NAPP), Bijumon Kurian:

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  • Holding cocoa beans

    What Chocolate Companies are doing to fight slavery

    23 November 2018 by Susannah Henty

    Did you know that today there are more slaves than at any other time in history, including when the transatlantic slave trade was at its peak?

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  • Rapar and Dhrangadhra Farmers Producer Company

    The future of food

    15 October 2018 by Anita Sheth, Senior Advisor Social Compliance and Development, Fairtrade International

    From child labour to the future of food the voices of young people change agriculture for the better. 

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  • Cocoa farmers

    Cheap cocoa is costing farmers dear

    15 October 2018 by Darío Soto-Abril, Global CEO, Fairtrade International

    Shock, frustration and anger. Those were my feelings after seeing a Fairtrade study in Côte d’Ivoire showing that only 12% of cocoa households earn a living income. 

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  • Fair Trade Charter

    Is it okay that the richest 1% own as much wealth as the rest of the world?

    25 September 2018 by Katy O'Brien

    September 25 sees the release of the International Fair Trade Charter, on the third anniversary of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. What is the Charter and why is it important?

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