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Cheap cocoa is costing farmers dear

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. 

Unfair supply chains are not just bad, they're bad business

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:

The future of food

From child labour to the future of food the voices of young people change agriculture for the better. 

Cotton farmers paying the price of disposable fashion

Fairtrade is calling for brands to pay the true cost of cotton. 

Flooding in Malawi

Support farming communities to get back on their feet 

Drink No Evil – The story of Karma Cola so far

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’.

We all want fair trade and that means farmers need to earn more

“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 

What are the Fairtrade Standards?

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?

How coffee farming is supporting the indigenous population of Guatemala

In Guatemala, indigenous people make up around 40% of the population, most of whom are of Mayan descent.