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  • Macana Tourism, Colombia

    7 Stunning Ecotourism Holiday Destinations

    15 April 2019 by Heather Nicholson

    Hiking in the mountains or lazing on golden sands, getting lost in a foreign city or island hopping; make a difference with your next adventure!

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  • Coffee farmers in Sumatra

    Fairtrade coffee farmers choose organic

    22 March 2019 by Anna Pierides

    Anna Pierides, coffee supply chain manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, takes a closer look at why and how Fairtrade coffee farmers are moving to more organic practices.

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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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  • Which coffee shops near me sell Fairtrade

    Which coffee shops near me sell Fairtrade

    10 October 2018 by Emily McCoy

    You might make a point of buying Fairtrade in your weekly shop, but when you’re out and about it’s not always so easy. There are so many coffee shops and fancy hot beverages on offer that it can be difficult to know which are fair and which ‘not so much’.

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  • Fairtrade Coffee Beans in Hands - end exploitation of farmers

    Is the Coffee Industry Guilty of Exploitation?

    13 September 2018 by Peter d'Angremond of Max Havelaar Foundation

    The price for Arabica coffee beans has plummeted in recent weeks to below production costs, jeopardising the livelihoods of 25 million coffee farming families worldwide. Peter d'Angremond of Max Havelaar Foundation discusses the impact of the price crash and what we must do now to protect coffee farmers. 

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  • Perkee Coffee with Soppexcca co-operative in Nicaragua

    Meet Fátima Ismael and Wendy Bartlett | Empowering women through Fairtrade coffee

    10 August 2018 by Emily McCoy

    Crossing continents, two women make a pact to provide top quality, single origin, Fairtrade coffee. 

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  • Iced Drinks

    6 Fairtrade iced drinks to help you cool down this summer

    26 July 2018 by Bronagh McDermott

    Chill out with these six brrr-illiant Fairtrade iced drinks, perfect to pop in your bag when you’re on the go.

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  • Ketra - Fairtrade Fortnight - in London

    What if commonwealth leaders and businesses got behind Fairtrade

    12 March 2018 by Helen Dennis Policy and Advocacy Manager at Fairtrade Foundation

    The Commonwealth has largely dropped out of our collective consciousness as a body of influence and prestige, with many regarding it as historically compromised or associated with a contested vision of post-Brexit ‘Global Britain’.

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  • Bertha Lopez (left) from the Danilo Gonzalez coop in La Reyna, takes part in a Fairtrade coop meeting at CECOCAFEN

    Six ways Fairtrade is empowering women

    7 March 2018 by Fairtrade International

    At Fairtrade, we continue to promote gender equality in sectors that have long been male dominated. In celebration of International Women’s Day, here are six ways Fairtrade is pressing for progress and empowering women:

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  • Growing Women in Coffee - women smiling in Kenya

    Women doing it for themselves: the first coffee grown by women in Kenya

    5 February 2018 by Marion Ng ang a Fairtrade Africa

    Growing Women In Coffee is a project managed by Marion Ng’ang’a, an agronomist employed by Fairtrade 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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  • 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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  • Zeddy - coffee farmer in Kenya

    Fairtrade projects cope with climate change: from biogas to carbon credits

    16 June 2017 by Susannah Henty

    Zeddy Rotich is a coffee farmer from Kenya. She’s also a mum of two young children and every day, before taking her children to school and going to work in the fields she used to wake up early each morning, walk to the forest and collect firewood. 

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  • Brazil

    A taste of real Brazil: coffee from Fairtrade cooperative CAFESUL

    15 August 2016 by By Carlos Renato Alvarenga Theodoro, Director of Fairtrade coffee cooperative CAFESUL

    With the Olympics shining a spotlight on Brazil, we turn to the farmers who cultivate one of the country’s treasures – coffee. Brazil grows about a third of all coffee, making it by far the heavyweight champion of the coffee-producing world. Carlos Renato Alvarenga Theodoro from a Fairtrade-certified coffee cooperative CAFESUL reflects how Fairtrade has helped farmers find their fortunes by investing in top quality production.

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  • Drying patios

    5 TIPS TO DEEPEN IMPACT IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

    27 July 2016 by Sebastian Lander, the Fairtrade Foundation

    Over the last three years, the Fairtrade Foundation has partnered with businesses on a range of innovative projects to deliver even greater impact for farmers.

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