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What do you do with 5,000 Fairtrade bananas?

This Monday saw the world’s first ever Fairtrade banana billboard unveiled on Clapham Common to mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight. Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, explains the thinking behind the 5,000 banana-studded stunt.

Setting the Fairtrade Minimum price - about more than just keeping the wolf from the door

Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation, recently visited Embracoop, a 70-member co-operative close to Santa Marta on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Here he explains why farmers need a fair price for their fruit to earn a sustainable living.

Fairtrade: connecting small producers with the rest of the world

2014 marks an important year for the Fairtrade Foundation in the UK: 20 years since we first saw Fairtrade chocolate, coffee and tea hit the shelves. Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, talks about what the past two decades have meant for Fairtrade farmers and workers and what the future holds.

Where the Tea Trail leads

Jane Snell, Product Manager for tea at the Fairtrade Foundation, reflects on Simon Reeve’s BBC2 documentary  on ‘The Tea Trail’ this week and what it means for Fairtrade, the different players in the tea industry and tea drinkers.

Farmers want to sell more product on Fairtrade terms - we must scale up

When Fairtrade campaigner Lucy Walker applied to be a Fairtrade school mentor with People and Planet, she didn’t expect that a year later she’d be meeting producers first-hand in Ghana. In this guest blog, Lucy questions the difference that more Fairtrade could make to millions of smallholder farmers.

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. With the 2016 Homeless World Cup around the corner, 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.