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  • Worker at Panda Flowers, Kenya

    How Fairtrade and producers are tackling challenges together

    7 February 2018 by Will Thacker

    The challenges facing farmers and workers are painfully real, and the solutions require a long-term commitment, strong standards, a dedicated support network and a passion for justice. On all fronts, Fairtrade is up for the fight.

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  • Growing Women in Coffee - women smiling in Kenya

    Women doing it for themselves: the first coffee grown by women in Kenya

    5 February 2018 by Marion Ng ang a Fairtrade Africa

    Growing Women In Coffee is a project managed by Marion Ng’ang’a, an agronomist employed by Fairtrade Africa. She tells us how the programme has helped empower women coffee farmers and now, in its third year, launches the first of a new brand of coffee grown by women.

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    Making gender equality in supply chains business as usual

    6 March 2015 by Robin Rowe, Commercial Marketing Manager for the Fairtrade Foundation

    As we approach International Women’s Day, some might question whether we still need an official day to champion women's rights and celebrate their achievements.  But while businesses are likely to have addressed the issue of equal rights for their employees,  most organisations still have some work to do to ensure that gender equality extends right along their supply chains.

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