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    The Power of Community

    26 March 2020 by Sarah Brazier

    It is hard to believe it was just a month ago we launched Fairtrade Fortnight, our annual moment when this incredible Fairtrade movement comes together to share the stories of the farmers and workers behind many of our favourite products.

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  • Cocoa farm in Ivory Coast

    Our campaign for a fair cocoa trade is just beginning

    13 March 2019 by Mike Gidney

    One of the most inspiring aspects of Fairtrade is how much young people support the cause. Perhaps it’s because the concept of fairness is well understood in every playground; perhaps because children expect those in authority to defend abuses of power; or having grown up with social media, they are the generation most connected with the rest of the world.  

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  • Gilberd school pupils taking a selfie with Fairtrade farmer, Mayhana Sari

    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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  • 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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  • Vince Cable: Will you help Make Bananas Fair?

    4 March 2014 by Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation

    As Business Secretary Vince Cable has a run in with some human bananas this week, Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation, urges government to act to Make Bananas Fair. 

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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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  • What do you do with 5,000 Fairtrade bananas?

    26 February 2014 by Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    This Monday saw the world’s first ever Fairtrade banana billboard unveiled on Clapham Common to mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight. Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, explains the thinking behind the 5,000 banana-studded stunt.

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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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