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    Fairtrade Farmers visit the UK for 'Fairtrade Fortnight'

    19 March 2018 by Adam Gardner

    Each year the Fairtrade Foundation (and other organisations) invite Fairtrade farmers and workers to visit UK schools, businesses and supporters as part of the Fairtrade Fortnight campaign. Adam Gardner shares his reflections after saying goodbye to this year’s visitors.

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    Amazing Fairtrade Fortnight Events Up and Down the UK

    13 March 2018 by Heather Nicholson

    Over the past few weeks, campaigner groups up and down the country have been donning banana suits, whipping up cake sales and getting creative for Fairtrade Fortnight.

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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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    Make YOUR voice count

    19 May 2017 by Rebecca Turner, campaign manager, Fairtrade Foundation

    Would you campaign for fair pay for farmers in the developing world? 

    The Fairtrade Foundation petitions the UK government for fair trade across the globe.

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    A sugar cane farmer Allan Saidi blogs about Fairtrade Fortnight

    27 February 2015 by Allan Saidi, Fairtrade Secretary of Kasinthula Cane Growers Association based in Chikwawa Southern region of Malawi.

    Allan Saidi is taking part in the Fairtrade campaigners' producer tour across Wales during Fairtrade Fortnight with Fair Trade Wales. Find out where you can meet him here .

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  • Fairtrade Fortnight: The Last Leg

    10 March 2014 by Donna Simpson, Press Officer at the Fairtrade Foundation

    The weekend saw the face of Fairtrade Fortnight, Foncho, visiting Scotland as the final leg of the Fortnight producer tour. Donna Simpson, press officer at the Fairtrade Foundation, witnessed the strength behind the campaign with him.

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  • On the road with a Fairtrade producer

    3 March 2014 by Jenny Foster, Bristol and South West Fairtrade Co-ordinator

    Jenny Foster, Bristol and South West Fairtrade Co-ordinator, has been hosting Margarita Espinoza, a Fairtrade coffee producer from Nicaragua, this Fairtrade Fortnight. Here Jenny explains how valuable producer tours are.

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  • Meet Foncho - the face of Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

    25 February 2014 by dwebb

    This week marks the start of the Fairtrade Foundation’s Make Bananas Fair campaign – a campaign targeted at government to intervene in supermarket pricing practices.

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  • Fairtrade Fortnight 2014: Make Bananas Fair

    24 February 2014 by Michael Gidney, Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation

    Today marks the launch of Fairtrade Fortnight and the Make Bananas Fair campaign. Michael Gidney, Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation, explains why we need to make sure all bananas are sourced fairly and ethically in the UK.

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  • 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, recently 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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