Policy and Campaigning

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    The Power of Community

    26 March 2020 by Sarah Brazier

    It is hard to believe it was just a month ago we launched Fairtrade Fortnight, our annual moment when this incredible Fairtrade movement comes together to share the stories of the farmers and workers behind many of our favourite products.

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    Brexit, Boris, and Fairtrade Bananas

    19 December 2019 by Tim Aldred, Head of Policy

    Our Head of Policy, Tim Aldred, looks ahead to Fairtrade campaigning in 2020


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    Fairtrade and the General Election

    1 November 2019 by Angharad Hopkinson

    The General Election on 12 December is a great opportunity to raise Fairtrade with our Members of Parliament. Here are some top tips on how to talk to the Parliamentary candidates standing in your area. 

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    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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    Where next for the PM’s legacy on Modern Slavery?

    13 June 2019 by Helen Dennis

    Speaking at the centenary conference of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on 11 June 2019, Theresa May issued a call to “ordinary shoppers… to vote with their wallets… to shun those companies that do not make the ethical grade”. 

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    European Elections: Make your vote count

    14 May 2019 by Helen Dennis

    With the UK’s participation in European Parliamentary elections now confirmed for 23rd May, many are treating the vote as a quasi-second referendum on Brexit. Debate is focused on the extent to which different political parties and their candidates are pro- or anti- Brexit, but with very little discussion on what any of them would actually do in the European Parliament.

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    Competition Law Fears - The Hidden Barrier to Living Income

    22 April 2019 by David Taylor

    We report on a recent Fairtrade roundtable where business, academia and NGOs met to debate whether competition law is blocking progress towards a living income for cocoa farmers.

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    Fairtrade's Living Income Campaign in Parliament

    22 April 2019 by Helen Dennis

    You’d be forgiven for thinking that the only topic in parliament at the moment is Brexit. True, it is taking up lots of time, but it isn’t the only subject under discussion. There have also been opportunities for MPs to raise questions about the new Fairtrade cocoa campaign – She Deserves A Living Income!

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    Brexit Update: Trade Democracy and No-Deal Tariffs

    19 March 2019 by Helen Dennis

    Rather than give you another unverifiable take on what might happen over the next few weeks, this post will focus on two rather more tangible developments – the ongoing debate about how the UK should make trade policy going forward and the government’s plans for tariffs in the event of no-deal.

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  • St Anthony's Fairtrade Gingerbread Bake

    Schools Bake a Difference with Gingerbread

    30 January 2019 by Sam Platt

    Schools across the UK ended 2018 in the best way possible - making delicious Fairtrade gingerbread and raising money at their Christmas Fayres to help ‘bake a difference’ for Fairtrade farmers and workers.

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