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Festive Fairtrade gifts for Christmas

Minced pies, Christmas lunches, baubles and present wrapping! Yes, the festivities are upon us. Here’s a handful of exciting and scrumptious ways you can add a handful of hearty jingle to your celebrations.

10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in 2015-16

What is the Fairtrade Climate Standard? How many farmers and workers are now part of the Fairtrade movement? We round up 10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in the last year.

Fairtrade footballs make history at the 2016 Homeless World Cup

Fair play, fair pay, Fairtrade. Angus Coull explores how Bala’s Fairtrade sport balls are transforming lives as they “bounce” from Pakistan to the UK.

5 TIPS TO DEEPEN IMPACT IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Over the last three years, the Fairtrade Foundation has partnered with businesses on a range of innovative projects to deliver even greater impact for farmers.

Brexit: Trade deals are about to be rewritten, let’s make them fair

A few weeks ago history was made when the UK decided to leave the EU. The impact on business, the grocery industry and the Fairtrade movement in particular, could be profound. What will happen to the single market? What will happen to our food prices? After all, food security was one of the main reasons the European common market was set up and businesses have been following its rules of trade for decades.

Blooming futures of flower workers and their families

The flower industry employs a largely female workforce of poor, less educated and therefore vulnerable workers. Over the past years, conditions have vastly improved for workers in many countries, but there are still many challenges. 

Drinks that do good

2016 is a big year for brands looking to tap into the growing health conscious audience. And the soft drinks market is ripe and for the picking. As the pioneer in fairly traded soft drinks, Natural Beverages Co., celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, Fraser Johnston explains how the company combines innovation with their Fairtrade values.

Paris climate talks are failing smallholder farmers

A report published this week by Oxfam has criticised the Paris climate talks for having ‘failed’ poorer countries adapting to global warming. Entitled “Unfinished Business”, it points out the financial support pledged to tackle climate change falls well short of what is needed which means those most vulnerable to its impact – small-scale farmers – are being 'left on their own'. Victor Biwot, a tea farmer from Kenya, agrees the West needs to be more realistic.

A taste of real Brazil: coffee from Fairtrade co-operative CAFESUL

Brazil grows about a third of all coffee, making it by far the heavyweight champion of the coffee-producing world. Carlos Renato Alvarenga Theodoro from the Fairtrade-certified coffee co-operative CAFESUL reflects how Fairtrade has helped farmers find their fortunes by investing in top quality production.