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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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  • Zongo supplies Fairtrade shea nuts for a women-led cooperative in West Africa

    The ‘Shea’ Strength of Women’s Union

    9 May 2018 by Shared Interest

    Shared Interest lends money on fair terms, investing not to make people rich but to enrich the lives of others. Find out how they are making a difference to a women-led shea butter co-operative in West Africa.

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  • Marion Ng'ang'a - Growing Women In Coffee

    Changing Gender Inequalities on Kenyan Coffee Farms

    27 November 2017 by Marion Ng ang a of Fairtrade Africa

    A new three-year project aims to empower women coffee farmers in Kenya by making Fairtrade personal and addressing gender inequalities and economic marginalization.

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  • Lebi Gabriel Hudson Tanzania Tea Farmer

    What's brewing? A tea farmer explains what Fairtrade means to him

    28 July 2017 by Emily McCoy, Fairtrade

    On the launch of our new campaign, ‘Not all tea is created equal’, we asked tea farmer Lebi Gabriel Hudson, CEO of Fairtrade certified Rungwe Smallholders Tea Growers Association in Tanzania, to explain what Fairtrade means to his community.

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  • Nazma Akter, of the AWAJ Foundation

    Giving a voice to Bangladeshi Women Garment Workers

    26 April 2017 by Nazma Akter, of the AWAJ Foundation, a union for female workers in Bangladesh, giving us an insight into how they are making improvements to textile manufacturing in the country.

    In December 2016 more than 1,600 workers from a number of garment factories in Ashulia were sacked for alleged involvement in demonstrations over pay. Many more were arrested and imprisoned for protesting for fairer wages.

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  • Colombia 3

    10 facts about food security

    1 March 2016 by Anna Galandzij, the Fairtrade Foundation

    In the UK, we drink around 70 million cups of coffee daily and eat on average 5 billion bananas a year. Millions of smallholder farmers supplying our breakfast tables are food insecure, missing meals or going hungry a year-round. We've put together 10 facts on food security.

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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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  • Malawi 2

    Flooding in Malawi

    24 February 2015 by Faith Muisyo, Head of Region, Southern Africa Network for Fairtrade Africa

    Support farming communities to get back on their feet 

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