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  • Farmers in Peru

    8 ways Fairtrade farmers protect the environment

    5 June 2018 by Heather Nicholson

    Farmers say climate change is one of the number one threats they face. Millions of farmers around the world who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods are among the worst affected.

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  • Oil palm fruit

    Avoid at all costs? Why sustainable palm oil from Ghana and Ecuador is the future

    8 May 2018 by Traidcraft

    At 66 million tons annually, palm oil is the most commonly produced vegetable oil and can be found in almost half of our everyday purchases. 

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  • Cafedirect - INSPIRE Peru - Chirinos Centre of Excellence

    Cafedirect: sharing knowledge to inspire change

    2 November 2017 by Emily McCoy

    Cafédirect talk us through their work up close and personal with coffee producers in Peru. Through a new project they are inspiring the production of top quality Fairtrade coffee. 

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  • Fairtrade in the words of Liz Earle MBE

    22 June 2017 by Liz Earle MBE

    Liz Earle’s award-winning Fairtrade jewellery collection, Fair and Fine, in currently on display in a pop-up window at Liberty, London for two weeks until 2nd July. Here she tells us why she believes in Fairtrade.

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  • Greg cut

    In order for love to flourish, truth must deepen

    14 June 2016 by Greg Valerio, Fairtrade jeweller and environmental activist

    Doing gold properly. When it comes to raising awareness surrounding the not-so-shiny subject of the injustices within the gold industry, award winning Fairtrade jeweller and environmental activist Greg Valerio, goes straight to the top.

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  • coffee Ethiopia

    10 facts about Fairtrade coffee

    8 April 2016 by Anna Galandzij, the Fairtrade Foundation

    Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. In the UK, we drink approximately 95 million cups of coffee per day, it is a lucrative multi-billion pound business. However, a closer look at the supply chain shows coffee is a complex and often an unfair affair for the person behind every bean – the farmer. Fairtrade drives a fairer, more sustainable way of trading.  

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  • wine

    There is a story behind every bottle of Fairtrade wine

    22 December 2015 by Anna Galandzij, the Fairtrade Foundation

    A report on Fairtrade wine published this month by The Co-operative Food couldn’t have come out at a better time. Sales of Fairtrade wine have this year hit an all-time high, reaching almost 30 m bottles a year globally. Last year, in the UK alone, a record 22.2m litres were sold (worth £27.5m), generating vital impacts for grape growing communities across Africa, and Latin and Central America.

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  • Peru 1

    Gold: A precarious existence

    20 August 2015 by Victoria Waugh, Major Account Manager for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Victoria Waugh recounts her trip to Peru to meet Fairtrade gold miners.

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  • Pippa Small

    A trip down memory lane with Pippa Small

    13 July 2015 by admin

    Pippa Small MBE, Fairtrade and ethical jewellery designer, reflects on meeting first Fairtrade gold miners, after winning the Ethical Jewellery Business of the Year category at the UK Jewellery Awards 2015.

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    When going to school is too dangerous kids are kept in child labor

    12 June 2015 by Anita Sheth, Fairtrade International

    That's what teachers told a group of girls when they reported sexual violence in their schools. If they spoke out, they were told, they'd be asked to leave the school, word would spread, and they might be forced to leave their communities.

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