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  • Divine Chocolate's Empowering Women Bar

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lebi Gabriel Hudson Tanzania Tea Farmer

    What's brewing? A tea farmer explains what Fairtrade means to him

    28 July 2017 by Emily McCoy, Fairtrade

    On the launch of our new campaign, ‘Not all tea is created equal’, we asked tea farmer Lebi Gabriel Hudson, CEO of Fairtrade certified Rungwe Smallholders Tea Growers Association in Tanzania, to explain what Fairtrade means to his community.

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  • Mike Gidney with tea farmer

    Why Fairtrade invests in the farmers and workers of tomorrow

    27 June 2017 by Mike Gidney, Fairtrade CEO

    When Fairtrade began, more than twenty years ago, we were a response to the scandal of poverty in global supply chains.

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  • Tea Workers in India - Clipper Tea

    Your quality cuppa changes quality of life in India

    21 April 2017 by Adele Ward from Wessanen UK (Clipper Teas)

    Brits love tea, celebrating its unique taste, ritualising the making and drinking it. This article from 2017 asks, how much do we really know about the origins of tea and the people and processes that produce the nation’s traditional hot beverage? 

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    Six ways farmer ownership is changing cocoa grower's lives

    11 October 2016 by Gemma Hood for Divine Chocolate

    It’s National Chocolate Week, a celebration of fine quality chocolate in the UK. It’s the perfect time to savour delicious Fairtrade chocolate and discover new flavours to cherish.

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  • Chocolate

    10 facts about Fairtrade chocolate

    10 October 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Chocolate. Milk or dark with Cornish sea salt? Behind every luscious chocolate bar and treat we devour throughout the year, there are six million people globally who depend on growing cocoa for their livelihoods. Fairtrade has breathed a new lease of life into entire cocoa farming communities in the poorest parts of the world.

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    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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  • India

    Meet Shiv - a Fairtrade cotton farmer

    21 April 2016 by Shiv Narayan Patidar

    Cotton is the world’s oldest commercial crop and one of the most important fibre crops in the global fashion industry. Despite this, cotton farmers wield little power of influence in the long supply chain, facing challenges ranging from poor prices to climate change. Fairtrade cotton was launched in 2005 to improve the livelihoods of impoverished cotton farmers. Meet one of them: Shiv Narayan Patidar.

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