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Fairtrade and the Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs are expected to be signed up to and endorsed by the UN and member countries in September this year and lay out an aspirational and universal agenda to eradicate poverty once and for all. But can they really do this when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) preceding them left altogether unequal progress (especially for Sub-Saharan Africa as you can see from the graphs above)?

Navigating the stormy seas of sugar

Gilbert Ramirez, a Fairtrade sugar cane and coffee farmer from Coope Agri, reflects on the Sustainable Sugar Forum run by Business Innovations that took place earlier this month.

Transforming the lives of cotton farmers

Global Fairtrade cotton figures are up 28% year-on-year and the new Fairtrade Cotton Sourcing Program is making it easier for companies to benefit.

Doing Good and Doing Better

Ahead of the release of a new book arguing that trickle down economics are the 'only' way to solve poverty, Barbara Crowther tackles some common Fairtrade misconceptions.

7 things people get wrong about Fairtrade

Most people are familiar with Fairtrade, so why do the same misconceptions about what it is and how it actually works keep cropping up?

Fairtrade Baking Ingredients

It’s easy to forget when we’re baking a cake, that the ingredients we use have been grown by people just like us, in countries across the world. Planted, tended, picked and cared-for by someone as part of their job. To think that they might not have been paid fairly for this work is almost unimaginable.

15 Fairtrade Chocolate Choices You Can Find on the High Street

I need chocolate - now! We've all been there - it's Friday, we've been at work all week, we deserve a treat. But a treat for us shouldn't be at the expense of others. We don't want exploitation and poverty to be the cost of our chocolate bar.

Blockchain: The Answer to Everything?

If you’ve been reading the newspaper recently, you might be forgiven for thinking that blockchain is the answer to everything. From companies adding blockchain to their titles to boost their stock price, to sweeping statements about how blockchain will fix everything, it’s fair to say this technology is enjoying its moment in the spotlight.

Zaytoun Almond and Dark Chocolate Fairtrade Cookies

Tuck into these tasty cookies made with quality Fairtrade olive oil and chocolate.