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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.

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.

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.

Conscious consumer

The quest for fair, conscious fashion is coming out of the shadows. This is evidenced by the rise of movers and shakers committed to producing in a sustainable way that is good for both people and the planet. Ahead of Organic September, designer Zoë Gale considers the need for Fairtrade and organic fashion, and explains how each of us can get involved.

How to have a dairy free and Fairtrade Easter

Options for those seeking dairy-free chocolate this Easter can be limited, but one company is bucking the trend and showing that you don’t have to sacrifice ethical credentials in the hunt for dairy-free.

Five minutes with Jackson and Levine

Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine and TV presenter Laura Jackson, together the Jackson&Levine,  London’s coolest supper club, say their trip to Ethiopia to meet coffee farmers was an eye-opening experience.

Move over for Fairtrade Africa

Eileen Maybin, Senior Media Adviser – Special Initiatives at the Fairtrade Foundation, reports from the Africa Fairtrade Convention.   

Tapping in to change - Fairtrade and water

Around 1 billion people in the developing world don't have access to good quality water. Rachel Wadham reflects on meeting Kenyan tea farmer Teresa Kurgat, and learning about the many benefits access to clean drinking water has brought to her and the local community.  

10 facts about food security

In the UK, we drink around 70 million cups of coffee daily and eat on average 5 billion bananas a year. Millions of smallholder farmers supplying our breakfast tables are food insecure, missing meals or going hungry a year-round. We've put together 10 facts on food security.