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Cocoa director

Fairtrade International is pleased to welcome Marina Vanin, who takes up the new role of Global Cocoa Category Director this week.

Fairtrade welcomes new cocoa floor price in Cote d Ivoire and Ghana as benefit for farmers

Bonn, June 13 – Fairtrade today welcomed the announcement by the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to implement a floor price for cocoa of US$2,600 per metric tonne.

Fairtrade Foundation hires new Commercial Director

The Fairtrade Foundation has appointed Euan Venters as Commercial Director, with responsibility for overseeing the organisation’s relationships with UK businesses. 

Eden Foodservice makes all bananas fair

National school meal caterer, Eden, has made the industry-leading decision to only use Fairtrade certified bananas across its entire business which equates to approximately 35,000kg of Fairtrade bananas per year.

Smallholder farmers need more support on climate change

As the UN Climate Change Conference begins in Lima, Fairtrade Producer Networks, which represent small-scale farmers and rural workers in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, are urging governments to provide more support to smallholder farmers, to help them fight the impact of climate change on their livelihoods.

Public apeel to Asda and Tesco to stock more Fairtrade bananas

We’re calling on Asda and Tesco to turn their bananas Fairtrade.

Award-winning UK jewellery designers are choosing Fairtrade gold

This year, a significant number of award-winning UK jewellery designers have chosen to work with Fairtrade gold from Fairtrade certified mines in South America. The number and calibre of jewellers and designers signing up to work with Fairtrade gold indicates that the most creative and successful people in jewellery designing are taking an interest in the traceability and provenance of their gold.  

Businesses and NGOs discuss agricultural PPPs at House of Lords

Participation of smallholders is vital if agricultural public-private partnerships are to be effective

Disappointment as judicial review supports ASA ruling

Barbara Crowther, Fairtrade Foundation's Director of Policy & Public Affairs responds to a Judicial Review that upholds the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) decision to dismiss a complaint from Sainsbury’s about Tesco’s Price Promise advertising campaign.