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    Why you should be drinking Fairtrade wine and where to find it

    19 June 2018 by Will Thacker

    You probably know that Fairtrade wine is a thing. But did you know that Fairtrade wine from Lebanon is the thing? As in, flying off the shelves at around 500 Co-op stores? Charge your glass and allow us to explain the story of Lebanese wine.

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  • Womens School of Leadership  Cote d Ivoire

    Opportunity for women in West Africa in the Women's School of Leadership

    3 December 2017 by Michelle Gillian

    Michelle Gillian, from the Impact Directorate at the Fairtrade Foundation, went to visit the Women’s School of Leadership school in Cote D’Ivoire to find out more about the programme and what opportunities it is bringing to women in the area.

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  • Air

    10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in 2015-16

    20 July 2016 by Rachel Wadham, Impact and Stakeholder Communications Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    What is the Fairtrade Climate Standard? How many farmers and workers are now part of the Fairtrade movement? We round up 10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in the last year.

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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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  • 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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  • Shopper

    The Cooperative confirms its commitment to Fairtrade

    20 May 2015 by Louise Valducci, Head of Major Retail at Fairtrade Foundation

    Last Saturday, I travelled to Manchester to attend the Co-operative Group’s Annual General Meeting, the first one in its history to be held under a one-member-one-vote system.

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