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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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  • How to Grow Quinoa

    How to Grow Quinoa

    26 September 2018 by Heather Nicholson

    Quinoa is so nutritious that NASA feeds it to astronauts on deep space missions. Long before NASA, the Inca called it the ‘mother grain’ and considered it a sacred gift from the gods. 

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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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  • flowers

    Blooming futures of flower workers and their families

    12 May 2016 by Fairtrade

    The flower industry employs a largely female workforce of poor, less educated and therefore vulnerable workers. Over the past years, conditions have vastly improved for workers in many countries, but there are still many challenges. 

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  • Julio

    Since we joined Fairtrade everything has changed

    26 February 2016 by Sebastian Lander

    Sebastian Lander reflects on his trip to Colombia to meet Fairtrade farmers.

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