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  • Tea - Traidcraft tea farmer plucking tea

    Meet the people behind your brew

    20 April 2018 by Traidcraft

    Let’s raise our teacups to celebrate all the growers around the world who plant, nurture, pick, and process our favourite cuppa!

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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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  • Bertha Lopez (left) from the Danilo Gonzalez coop in La Reyna, takes part in a Fairtrade coop meeting at CECOCAFEN

    Six ways Fairtrade is empowering women

    7 March 2018 by Fairtrade International

    At Fairtrade, we continue to promote gender equality in sectors that have long been male dominated. In celebration of International Women’s Day, here are six ways Fairtrade is pressing for progress and empowering women:

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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.

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  • Fresh Fairtrade Tea

    Good cuppa - 10 facts about Fairtrade tea

    11 December 2017 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Britons drink 876 cups of tea a year! We consider the value of making those 876 cups of tea Fairtrade. 

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  • Marion Ng'ang'a - Growing Women In Coffee

    Changing Gender Inequalities on Kenyan Coffee Farms

    27 November 2017 by Marion Ng ang a of Fairtrade Africa

    A new three-year project aims to empower women coffee farmers in Kenya by making Fairtrade personal and addressing gender inequalities and economic marginalization.

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  • Zeddy - coffee farmer in Kenya

    Fairtrade projects cope with climate change: from biogas to carbon credits

    16 June 2017 by Susannah Henty

    Zeddy Rotich is a coffee farmer from Kenya. She’s also a mum of two young children and every day, before taking her children to school and going to work in the fields she used to wake up early each morning, walk to the forest and collect firewood. 

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  • Kenya

    Paris climate talks are failing smallholder farmers

    20 May 2016 by Victor Biwot, manager at Fairtrade-certified Sireet Tea Outgrowers in Kenya

    A report published this week by Oxfam has criticised the Paris climate talks for having ‘failed’ poorer countries adapting to global warming. Entitled “Unfinished Business”, it points out the financial support pledged to tackle climate change falls well short of what is needed which means those most vulnerable to its impact – small-scale farmers – are being 'left on their own'. Victor Biwot, a tea farmer from Kenya, agrees the West needs to be more realistic.

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  • flowers

    Blooming futures of flower workers and their families

    12 May 2016 by Jennifer Shepherd, Flower Supply Chain Manager

    This week Lidl becomes the latest UK supermarket to offer its customers Fairtrade flowers as it launches a range of roses from Tanzania in all its stores across the country.  This new range* will see Fairtrade flowers blooming on the high street alongside those sold in Sainsbury’s, the Co-op, Aldi, Morrisons, M&S, Asda and Tesco. Jennifer Shepherd looks at the many positives Fairtrade flowers have already brought to poor communities.

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