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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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  • 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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    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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    Tapping in to change - Fairtrade and water

    21 March 2016 by Rachel Wadham, Impact and Stakeholder Communications Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    Today, around 1 billion people in the developing world don't have access to good quality water. On World Water Day, Rachel Wadham reflects on meeting Kenyan tea farmer Teresa Kurgat, and learning about the many benefits access to clean drinking water has brought to her and the local community.  

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    Making history with Kenyan gold

    28 August 2015 by Martine Parry, Media and PR Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    The hot, dry air and golden African light envelopes us as we begin our winding journey around Lake Victoria to Migori, a small Kenyan community close to the Tanzanian border.

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    I Definitely Do. Why You Should Only Buy Fairtrade Gold

    30 January 2015 by Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade International

    It's that time of year: still heady from New Year parties, we all commit to wild new beginnings, reforming ourselves into slim, teetotal nuns dedicated to spreading love and peace. Which is why January can be so depressing: because before long the cold truth dawns that we are in fact much closer to being Bridget Jones than Mother Theresa.

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  • Valuing our bananas on Save a Banana Day

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

    On Save a Banana Day, Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, documents a recent visit to banana producers and workers in Ghana, and tells us why valuing our bananas, and those who produce them, is more important than ever.

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