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Shock, frustration and anger. Those were my feelings after seeing a Fairtrade study in Côte d’Ivoire showing that only 12% of cocoa households earn a living income.
As the Fairtrade Foundation’s new Chair of Trustees Lord Mark Price joins this week, outgoing Chair Michael Jary reflects on his time at the helm:
From child labour to the future of food the voices of young people change agriculture for the better.
Fairtrade is calling for brands to pay the true cost of cotton.
Support farming communities to get back on their feet
Not many people know that the word ‘cola’ comes from the cola nut. There’s a saying in the jungle in West Africa where we get our cola nut from: ‘he who brings cola, brings life’.
“My message to consumers in the UK is please continue buying more Fairtrade tea so we can bring more development projects to our region" - Fairtrade tea producer
When you buy a Fairtrade product, you expect the farmers and workers who produced it to have received a fair price. But did you know about the list of requirements, called the Fairtrade Standards, covering workers’ rights, environmental protection, gender and transparency, that also have to be met?
In Guatemala, indigenous people make up around 40% of the population, most of whom are of Mayan descent.
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.