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  • Divine Chocolate's Empowering Women Bar

    Divine Women

    11 May 2018 by Fairtrade Foundation

    2018 has seen the return of Divine Chocolate’s Empowering Women bar. Find out how this bar of chocolate helps women cocoa growers in Ghana.

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  • Zongo supplies Fairtrade shea nuts for a women-led cooperative in West Africa

    The ‘Shea’ Strength of Women’s Union

    9 May 2018 by Shared Interest

    Shared Interest lends money on fair terms, investing not to make people rich but to enrich the lives of others. Find out how they are making a difference to a women-led shea butter co-operative in West Africa.

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  • Rosemary Achieng a Fairtrade Flower Farmer from Kenya

    Meet Fairtrade flower farmer Rosemary Achieng

    8 March 2018 by Fairtrade International

    Rosemary Achieng a Fairtrade flower farmer from Kenya talks about how the Gender Committee has changed her life.

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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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  • Chocolate

    10 facts about Fairtrade chocolate

    10 October 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Chocolate. Milk or dark with Cornish sea salt? Behind every luscious chocolate bar and treat we devour throughout the year, there are six million people globally who depend on growing cocoa for their livelihoods. Fairtrade has breathed a new lease of life into entire cocoa farming communities in the poorest parts of the world.

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  • flowers

    Blooming futures of flower workers and their families

    12 May 2016 by Fairtrade

    The flower industry employs a largely female workforce of poor, less educated and therefore vulnerable workers. Over the past years, conditions have vastly improved for workers in many countries, but there are still many challenges. 

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  • India

    Meet Shiv - a Fairtrade cotton farmer

    21 April 2016 by Shiv Narayan Patidar

    Cotton is the world’s oldest commercial crop and one of the most important fibre crops in the global fashion industry. Despite this, cotton farmers wield little power of influence in the long supply chain, facing challenges ranging from poor prices to climate change. Fairtrade cotton was launched in 2005 to improve the livelihoods of impoverished cotton farmers. Meet one of them: Shiv Narayan Patidar.

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