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The end of the dialogue of the deaf?

One of the fault lines in the debate about trade and development has been whether trickle-down works well enough. 

Kenyan small farmers bearing the brunt of climate change

Smallholders in developing countries are amongst the worst affected by climate change – how are they coping and what do they expect from world leaders at the COP? Victor Biwot reflects on climate change affecting Kenyan farmers as he visits this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), as part of the Fairtrade delegation.  

Lemonaid and Charitea on how drinking helps

Unsatisfied by the production of conventional beverages, in 2008 a group of three friends set out to challenge the drinks industry. Germany’s popular Fairtrade brands Lemonaid and ChariTea have recently hit the shelves in the UK and this is their story.

Sugar cane was once called Swazi gold

Interview with Dumisani Matsenjwa, Farmer and Secretary of Maphobeni Farmers Association.  

Chocolate is something to cherish

As Divine prepares for Chocolate Week, the focus is on our delicious flavours – including our rather exceptional new dark chocolate caramel bar. This year there will also be serious talk about ensuring a sustainable cocoa supply for the future, and Divine will be making sure cocoa farmers have their say.

Do not even THINK of parking here

Over the past few days, a Fairtrade team has been at the United Nations in New York, attending discussions on the adoption of the new global goals framework, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tim Aldred, Fairtrade Foundation UK’s Head of Policy & Research, gives us the low down.

Fairtrade a sweet deal for farmers in Jamaica

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Jamaica got off to an awkward start today amidst calls for fair trade policies seemingly falling on deaf ears at Downing Street. Fairtrade sugar farmer, Alexia Ludford, reflects on the challenges still facing the sugar cane industry in Jamaica.

Cameron yet to hit the sweet spot for Jamaican sugar farmers

David Cameron’s trip to Jamaica this week was meant to “reinvigorate” ties between the UK and its former colony...

Changing the world nut by nut

How many people know that 22 October is National Nut Day? Perhaps a few more than the number that know that 9 October is Mouldy Cheese Day or that 25 October is Greasy Foods Day; but I digress.