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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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  • Washing bananas - photo by Ian Berry

    Top 12 Facts about Fairtrade Bananas

    23 August 2018 by Heather Nicholson

    In the UK we eat 5 billion bananas every year. How much do you know about this delicious and versatile fruit?

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  • Mike Gidney with tea farmer

    Why Fairtrade invests in the farmers and workers of tomorrow

    27 June 2017 by Mike Gidney, Fairtrade CEO

    When Fairtrade began, more than twenty years ago, we were a response to the scandal of poverty in global supply chains.

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    Tapping in to change - Fairtrade and water

    21 March 2016 by Rachel Wadham, Impact and Stakeholder Communications Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    Around 1 billion people in the developing world don't have access to good quality water. Rachel Wadham reflects on meeting Kenyan tea farmer Teresa Kurgat, and learning about the many benefits access to clean drinking water has brought to her and the local community.  

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    Since we joined Fairtrade everything has changed

    26 February 2016 by Sebastian Lander

    Sebastian Lander reflects on his trip to Colombia to meet Fairtrade farmers.

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  • Washing bananas - photo by Ian Berry

    Setting the Fairtrade Minimum price - about more than just keeping the wolf from the door

    20 February 2014 by Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research

    Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation, visited Embracoop, a 70-member co-operative close to Santa Marta on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Here he explains why farmers need a fair price for their fruit to earn a sustainable living.

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