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The Fairtrade Foundation responds to report in Which? relating to cocoa.
Waitrose has announced that its entire range of own-label speciality baking sugars has been switched to Fairtrade, with small-scale farmers in Mauritius set to benefit from every bag that is sold.
Responding to the recently announced government decision, to spend a portion of the aid budget through the Department for International Trade, the Fairtrade Foundation commented:
Fair trade is far from “finished”, as the millions of farmers, workers, companies and consumers who believe in making trade fair will testify. Fairtrade will only be finished when fair and equitable trade becomes the norm and not the exception.
To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Fairtrade Foundation has announced today that it has launched a three-year programme in India to grow non-GM cotton seeds, benefitting the environment, farmer’s health and commanding a higher price.
Bonn, 1 April 2020 – Fairtrade International announced increased flexibility in its standards to enable producer organisations to take immediate action to protect the health and livelihoods of farmers, workers and their communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic it’s easy to forget that Easter is just a few days away - and with it comes the chance to forget the gloom and indulge in some Fairtrade chocolate. Divine Chocolate showed their appreciation of the great efforts that frontline medics are making to keep us all safe with this delivery of Fairtrade Easter eggs to Lewisham hospital in London.
Fairtrade farmers, like many other producers in the world, are struggling, not only due to the health implications of COVID-19, but due to the negative affect the outbreak is having on the global supply chain.
This 15. April, National Banana Day, Fairtrade International is recognising Fairtrade banana producers from the Urabá region of Colombia, who have taken the #FairtradeTogether message to heart to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
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.