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    Devastating Floods Hit Fairtrade Sugar Farmers in Malawi

    1 April 2019 by Martine Parry

    Fairtrade sugar cane farmers tell us about the catastrophic damage caused by Cyclone Idai.

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  • Fairtrade Baking Ingredients

    Fairtrade Baking Ingredients

    23 February 2019 by Katy O'Brien

    It’s easy to forget when we’re baking a cake, that the ingredients we use have been grown by people just like us, in countries across the world. Planted, tended, picked and cared-for by someone as part of their job. To think that they might not have been paid fairly for this work is almost unimaginable.

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  • Fairtrade Chocolate Mocha Brownies

    Fairtrade Chocolate Mocha Brownies

    9 January 2019 by Tate & Lyle

    Rich and gooey, these brownies hit the spot when you want an indulgent chocolate fix. Serve on their own, with ice cream, or cut into tiny squares to serve with after dinner coffee.

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  • Anna Jones - coconut raspberry cakes

    Anna Jones's Raspberry and Coconut Cakes

    16 August 2018 by Anna Jones

    Try popular cook and writer, Anna Jones's special cakes made for her mum with Fairtrade ingredients! 

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    How Fairtrade and producers are tackling challenges together

    7 February 2018 by Will Thacker

    The challenges facing farmers and workers are painfully real, and the solutions require a long-term commitment, strong standards, a dedicated support network and a passion for justice. On all fronts, Fairtrade is up for the fight.

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  • Tom Hunt Apricot Frangipane Recipe

    Tom Hunt Recipe for Baked Apricot Frangipane

    21 August 2017 by Emily McCoy

    In this recipe, Tom Hunt, award-winning chef, food writer and food-waste campaigner, uses a summer fruit favourite for a classic British treat.

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    Putting an end to child labour in supply chains

    6 June 2016 by Marike de Peña, Board Chair, Fairtrade International

    A remarkable story emerged from Berlin recently when five children aged 10 and 11 approached high street fashion outlets asking for a job, saying they were willing to work long hours for low pay. Not surprisingly, they were rejected and told they were far too young to be employed - that it would be “child labour.”


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  • Sugar

    Drinks that do good

    27 May 2016 by Fraser Johnston, Business Development Manager at Natural Beverage Co.

    2016 is a big year for brands looking to tap into the growing health conscious audience. And the soft drinks market is ripe and for the picking. As the pioneer in fairly traded soft drinks, Natural Beverages Co., celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, Fraser Johnston explains how the company combines innovation with their Fairtrade values.

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    25 years on Fairtrade is still needed

    11 March 2016 by Anne Salter, Fairtrade campaigner

    Anne Salter has been a Fairtrade campaigner for the past 15 years. In February 2016, she had the opportunity to meet several Fairtrade producers, as a part of the programme ‘Empresas sociales exportadores’ with Social Enterprise UK from the Federacion de organizaciones sociales de Costa Rica and the British Embassy in Costa Rica. Here, she shares her story.

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  • Sugar cane

    New boost of confidence for sugar cane farmers in Belize

    19 February 2016 by Anna Galandzij, the Fairtrade Foundation

    Fairtrade sugar has been a success story for farmers in Belize. This week sees a new collaboration to offer Tate & Lyle Fairtrade sugar across Co-operative stores. Julia Clark, Head of Sugar Ethics at Tate & Lyle Sugars, says it will continue to drive change for sugar cane communities amid decline in market access and greater price uncertainty.

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