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Ask us what we want or you lose a generation of cocoa growers

Today, Friday 7th October, Fairtrade cocoa farmer Fortin Bley from Ivory Coast addressed delegates at the London Chocolate Forum, warning that unless the international cocoa industry does more to involve farmers, it will risk losing a generation of cocoa growers.

Africas first Fairtrade certified gold co-operative offers hope

Syanyonja Artisan Miners' Alliance (SAMA) has become the first artisanal small scale mining co-operative in Africa to become Fairtrade certified, bringing much needed hope to impoverished communities who risk their lives to mine the rich gold seam that runs around Lake Victoria.

GCA Review

The Groceries Code Action Network (GCAN), a coalition of NGOs, unions and food groups welcomes the launch today (18 October 2016) of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator’s (GCA) role and remit.

Panorama

The Fairtrade Foundation responds to BBC's Panorama's programme, Undercover: The Refugees Who Make Our Clothes, aired Monday 24 October.

Fairtrade calls on David Cameron to stop trade deals undermining global poverty goals

New research shows bad trade decisions set to deepen poverty in some of Africa’s poorest countries

Dominica farmers

Tropical storm Erika left a trail of destruction across Dominica when it hit the Caribbean island on 28 August. The storm left at least 20 people dead and 31 missing, destroyed homes and caused an estimated USD$ 612.7 million damage to the island’s infrastructure. Our thoughts go out to the families affected.

David Cameron must do more to improve trade and tackle poverty

The Fairtrade Foundation welcomed the news that the UK government is investing in the Caribbean to help develop trade and development, but warned that the government’s action on trade policies must match the rhetoric.

Fairtrade Foundation Annual Report 2014 to 2015

One and half million farmers and workers round the world are benefiting from increased sales of Fairtrade products, according to a new report out today. Latest figures show producers received an estimated €105 million in Fairtrade Premium to invest in business and social projects – a 14 percent increase on the year before.

Fairtrade response to Guardian article on Fair Trade Scandal

Six in ten of all farmers and workers in Fairtrade are now in Africa. Increasing their market access on Fairtrade terms is the challenge now.