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  • Fairtrade Divine Empowering Women chocolate bar - Dark Hazelnut (full size)

    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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  • Fairtrade Olive Oil and Maftoul Producer Bassema Barahmeh

    Supporting Palestinian farmers through unique challenges

    10 May 2018 by Zaytoun

    Meet Zaytoun. Founded in 2004 its aim was to create a market for fairly traded Palestinian produce and to reinvest profits back into supporting Palestinian producers.

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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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  • Oil palm fruit

    Avoid at all costs? Why sustainable palm oil from Ghana and Ecuador is the future

    8 May 2018 by Traidcraft

    At 66 million tons annually, palm oil is the most commonly produced vegetable oil and can be found in almost half of our everyday purchases. 

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    Six ways to Stand for Fairness

    7 May 2018 by Emily McCoy, Fairtrade Foundation

    In the run up to World Fair Trade Day on Saturday 12 May 2018, we are asking people to Stand for Fairness and recognise the people involved in trade throughout the supply chain of some of our favourite products. Here are some recipes to enjoy on the day.

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    Farming superheroes to the rescue

    6 June 2016 by Marike de Peña, Board Chair, Fairtrade International

    We’ve all got our own favourite superheroes. Not necessarily the muscle-bound titans of “Batman vs Superman” which has been showing all over the world in recent weeks - including my local cinema in the Dominican Republic.

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    Putting an end to child labour in supply chains

    6 June 2016 by Marike de Peña, Board Chair, Fairtrade International

    A remarkable story emerged from Berlin recently when five children aged 10 and 11 approached high street fashion outlets asking for a job, saying they were willing to work long hours for low pay. Not surprisingly, they were rejected and told they were far too young to be employed - that it would be “child labour.”


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  • Real Brazil: Brazilian Fairtrade coffee producers reveal what the World Cup means to them

    13 June 2014 by dwebb

    When you mention the word Brazil, people inevitably think of three things – carnival, football… and supermodels. Brazil has without much fanfare become an agricultural powerhouse, and is the world’s largest coffee producer and a significant player in the specialty coffee industry. As the 2014 World Cup kicks off, we ask three Brazilian Fairtrade coffee producers what the World Cup means to them.

    Daiana Tavares, General Manager, COOPFAM

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  • Fighting the banana price wars on World Fair Trade Day

    9 May 2014 by Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation

    To coincide with World Fair Trade Day, Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation, reflects on the debate generated by Fairtrade’s campaign for Fair Banana Pricing.

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