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With the Olympics shining a spotlight on Brazil, we turn to the farmers who cultivate one of the country’s treasures – coffee. 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 a Fairtrade-certified coffee cooperative CAFESUL reflects how Fairtrade has helped farmers find their fortunes by investing in top quality production.
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.
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.
Eileen Maybin, Senior Media Adviser – Special Initiatives at the Fairtrade Foundation, reports from the Africa Fairtrade Convention.
Today, around 1 billion people in the developing world don't have access to good quality water. On World Water Day, 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.
Gender inequality is often seen as a women’s issue. Wrong! Gender is not about women - it’s about power balances between men and women, and relationships which are free from prejudice. Achieving gender equality in agriculture means empowering farmers, farm workers and their employers to build communities where everybody feels equally valued.
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.
The launch of the first all party parliamentary group (APPG) for Fairtrade was one of the highlights of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight providing an opportunity for more MPs to get involved with Fairtrade.
Anne Salter has been a Fairtrade campaigner for the past 15 years. In February 2016, she had the opportunity to meet several Fairtrade producers, as a part of the programme ‘Empresas sociales exportadores’ with Social Enterprise UK from the Federacion de organizaciones sociales de Costa Rica and the British Embassy in Costa Rica. Here, she shares her story.
Find answers to some of the questions that are frequently asked about Fairtrade.
Ever wondered how many farmers and workers are involved with Fairtrade? Or how the Fairtrade Premium is used? Here's a snapshot from our latest data.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.