The latest press releases and statements from the Fairtrade Foundation.
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Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at The Fairtrade Foundation, said; “The Fairtrade Foundation has over 20 years of experience harnessing the power of consumer markets to make trade work for the poorest.
Commenting on BBC1’s Fashion’s Dirty Secret: Stacey Dooley Investigates, aired 8th October 2018, a spokesperson for the Fairtrade Foundation said:
Countdown host and former advisor to Alan Sugar on the Apprentice, Nick Hewer has been announced as a new patron of the Fairtrade Foundation.
Michael Gidney, CEO of The Fairtrade Foundation, said; "We are saddened to hear the news that our friends at Traidcraft are facing a difficult and uncertain future.
When Mondelez and Fairtrade agreed on a partnership part of the arrangement was to provide regular annual updates on progress towards the shared goals of Cocoa Life.
Fairtrade welcomes Mars’ ambition to increase their efforts in tackling the issues endemic in global cocoa production by placing the farmer at the heart of their new $1bn “Cocoa for Generations” plan.
As discussions continue in Brussels over the UK leaving the European Union the Fairtrade Foundation has warned of the impact of a ‘no-deal’ scenario on producers in developing nations.