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On Tuesday 28th February, 45 MPs took part in a Fairtrade Break in Parliament being held to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, which is asking consumers to think about the farmers and workers in poor countries behind some of the UK’s favourite, every day grocery items.
NUS is converting 100% of its cotton to Fairtrade. This move marks UK’s first step towards running a completely Fairtrade Production supply chain.
As sales of Fairtrade flowers from 2019 raise £1.3million for investment in social projects to benefit the workers behind the blooms, the Fairtrade Foundation announces a unique new initiative that will enable even more UK consumers to share the love and for the first time, support a community in Ecuador to benefit from the industry’s most high-impact and transparent solution to sustainability.
Manchester, York, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Oxford will host special flagship community events this Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February-8 March 2020) that will feature keynote speeches from two West African women cocoa farmers and panel discussions with other inspirational women from the UK.
The UK is a nation of chocoholics, but many of us don’t know the bitter truth of exploited farmers behind much of the sweet chocolate we enjoy.
Fairtrade’s campaign is shining a light on the exploitation experienced by women farmers. It calls on companies to pay living incomes to cocoa farmers by 2030 to meet the UN’s Global Goals to end poverty.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put unexpected pressure on all of us, as well as specific areas, such as the global sugar supply chain.
New report from the Fairtrade - Mondelēz International Cocoa Life partnership outlines key learnings necessary to secure sustainable livelihoods for cocoa growers and communities.
While COVID-19 arrived late in South America, El Salvador, like many other countries, now must contend with a government issued quarantine. As a result, co-operatives in El Salvador have had to halt their farming operations.
Find answers to some of the questions that are frequently asked about Fairtrade.
Ever wondered how many farmers and workers are involved with Fairtrade? Or how the Fairtrade Premium is used? Here's a snapshot from our latest data.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.