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Banana farmers paying the price for our cheap bananas

Loose bananas are so cheap that around three in four banana workers in some countries live below the poverty line

Farmer-owned chocolate brand named nations favourite Fairtrade product

Divine's Milk Chocolate with Toffee & Sea Salt has been named the UK’s Favourite Fairtrade Product

Choose Fairtrade to make a positive impact for cocoa growers

As the UK embraces Chocolate Week this autumn, the Fairtrade Foundation highlights a range of positive impacts of Fairtrade for thousands of cocoa farmers in developing countries. Twenty years after the first Fairtrade chocolate bar was launched in the UK, Fairtrade chocolate is becoming increasingly popular and now makes up 12% of all British chocolate sales - providing vital economic benefits to cocoa growers.

Fairtrade Foundation hires new Commercial Director

The Fairtrade Foundation has appointed Euan Venters as Commercial Director, with responsibility for overseeing the organisation’s relationships with UK businesses. 

Eden Foodservice makes all bananas fair

National school meal caterer, Eden, has made the industry-leading decision to only use Fairtrade certified bananas across its entire business which equates to approximately 35,000kg of Fairtrade bananas per year.

Smallholder farmers need more support on climate change

As the UN Climate Change Conference begins in Lima, Fairtrade Producer Networks, which represent small-scale farmers and rural workers in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, are urging governments to provide more support to smallholder farmers, to help them fight the impact of climate change on their livelihoods.

Public apeel to Asda and Tesco to stock more Fairtrade bananas

We’re calling on Asda and Tesco to turn their bananas Fairtrade.

Award-winning UK jewellery designers are choosing Fairtrade gold

This year, a significant number of award-winning UK jewellery designers have chosen to work with Fairtrade gold from Fairtrade certified mines in South America. The number and calibre of jewellers and designers signing up to work with Fairtrade gold indicates that the most creative and successful people in jewellery designing are taking an interest in the traceability and provenance of their gold.  

Businesses and NGOs discuss agricultural PPPs at House of Lords

Participation of smallholders is vital if agricultural public-private partnerships are to be effective