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  • Arena Flowers Christmas bouquet

    Decorate your home with ethical Christmas flowers

    6 December 2019 by Anna Barker

    Mistletoe, holly and ivy are synonymous with Christmas and for those of us wanting to ditch the tinsel but lift a winter palette, colourful blooms will brighten up your home over the party season. 

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  • Farmer picking coffee cherries from Norandino Co-operative

    It's time for a new Fairtrade revolution

    29 October 2019 by Mike Gidney

    "The one thing we need more than hope is action. Once we start to act, hope is everywhere. So instead of looking for hope, look for action." Greta Thunberg

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  • Ethiopian coffee farmers - by Chris Terry

    World Food Day: Zero Hunger Starts With Paying Farmers a Fair Price

    14 October 2019 by Darío Soto Abril, CEO, Fairtrade International

    Coffee and chocolate. Many of us struggle to get through a day without one - or both - of our favourite luxuries. Yet, for the millions of small-scale farmers around the world who grow the cocoa and coffee beans we love, the price of an espresso or chocolate bar is a cruel joke.

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  • Birds-eye view of Fairtrade Mark made out of people in Caranavi, Bolivia

    25 Years of Fairtrade Impact

    4 October 2019 by Justin Avern

    Fairtrade is celebrating 25 years of Fairtrade products in the UK. But what impact has this had on the lives of farming communities around the word?

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  • Fairtrade tea leaves, Malawi

    We all want fair trade and that means farmers need to earn more

    30 August 2019 by Martine Parry

    “My message to consumers in the UK is please continue buying more Fairtrade tea so we can bring more development projects to our region" - Fairtrade tea producer 

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  • Dolores Anorés Domingo, Organización ASOBAGRI Guatemala

    How coffee farming is supporting the indigenous population of Guatemala

    8 August 2019 by Josefin Nordahl

    In Guatemala, indigenous people make up around 40% of the population, most of whom are of Mayan descent. 

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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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  • Fairtrade coffee farmer

    There is only one way out of the global coffee crisis... Pay more.

    2 July 2019 by Darío Soto Abril, CEO, Fairtrade International and Roberto Vélez, CEO, Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC)

    The global coffee industry is facing an unprecedented price crisis which not only threatens our daily cup of the black stuff but also - far more importantly - jeopardises the livelihoods of millions of small-scale growers around the world. 

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  • Young coffee plant thumb

    Climate crisis: Fairtrade farmers speak out

    24 June 2019 by Stefan Donnelly

    The climate crisis is already badly affecting global food production. Fairtrade farmers like Ebrottié in Côte d'Ivoire, Zeddy in Kenya and Theresa in Nicaragua, suffer the effects, leaving them working longer, for less, and damaging their community.

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