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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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  • Tom Hunt Apricot Frangipane Recipe

    Tom Hunt Recipe for Baked Apricot Frangipane

    21 August 2017 by Emily McCoy

    In this recipe, Tom Hunt, award-winning chef, food writer and food-waste campaigner, uses a summer fruit favourite for a classic British treat.

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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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  • Sugar

    Drinks that do good

    27 May 2016 by Fraser Johnston, Business Development Manager at Natural Beverage Co.

    2016 is a big year for brands looking to tap into the growing health conscious audience. And the soft drinks market is ripe and for the picking. As the pioneer in fairly traded soft drinks, Natural Beverages Co., celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, Fraser Johnston explains how the company combines innovation with their Fairtrade values.

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    25 years on Fairtrade is still needed

    11 March 2016 by Anne Salter, Fairtrade campaigner

    Anne Salter has been a Fairtrade campaigner for the past 15 years. In February 2016, she had the opportunity to meet several Fairtrade producers, as a part of the programme ‘Empresas sociales exportadores’ with Social Enterprise UK from the Federacion de organizaciones sociales de Costa Rica and the British Embassy in Costa Rica. Here, she shares her story.

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  • Sugar cane

    New boost of confidence for sugar cane farmers in Belize

    19 February 2016 by Anna Galandzij, the Fairtrade Foundation

    Fairtrade sugar has been a success story for farmers in Belize. This week sees a new collaboration to offer Tate & Lyle Fairtrade sugar across Co-operative stores. Julia Clark, Head of Sugar Ethics at Tate & Lyle Sugars, says it will continue to drive change for sugar cane communities amid decline in market access and greater price uncertainty.

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  • Sugarcane field in Malawi

    Christmas in Malawi

    12 November 2015 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    In a series of blogs on Homemade with Fairtrade, which centres around seasonal baking and food provenance, we are asking people from around the world about how they celebrate festivals and public holidays in their communities.

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    Halloween in Mauritius

    28 October 2015 by Anna Galandzij, the Fairtrade Foundation

    In a series of blogs on Homemade with Fairtrade, which centres around seasonal baking and food provenance, we are asking people from around the world about how they celebrate festivals and public holidays in their communities.

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    Cameron yet to hit the sweet spot for Jamaican sugar farmers

    2 October 2015 by Michael Gidney, CEO Fairtrade Foundation

    David Cameron’s trip to Jamaica this week was meant to “reinvigorate” ties between the UK and its former colony...

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  • Jamaican sugar cane farmer

    Fairtrade a sweet deal for farmers in Jamaica

    30 September 2015 by Alexia Ludford, Jamaican sugar cane producer

    British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Jamaica got off to an awkward start today amidst calls for fair trade policies seemingly falling on deaf ears at Downing Street. Fairtrade sugar farmer, Alexia Ludford, reflects on the challenges still facing the sugar cane industry in Jamaica.

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