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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.

2014: a year to create change

Michael Gidney, Chief Executive at the Fairtrade Foundation, reflects on the progress made so far and the challenges we face in the campaign to make all trade fair.

Gold design awards: winning piece created

It’s been really exciting to see the progress made by Fairtrade Gold since its launch in 2011. In 2015, for example, year on year volume sales were up more than 400%.

What's brewing? A tea farmer explains what Fairtrade means to him

On the launch of our new campaign, ‘Not all tea is created equal’, we asked tea farmer Lebi Gabriel Hudson, CEO of Fairtrade certified Rungwe Smallholders Tea Growers Association in Tanzania, to explain what Fairtrade means to his community.

What's the last thing you'd expect to see in a cocoa growing region of Cote D'Ivoire?

For Cat Rayner, Fairtrade employee of 15 years, it was a MAMIL (middle aged man in lycra), something she sees only too frequently in her hometown of Hitchin, Hertfordshire but an unexpected sight in this part of the world. There was the dancing too, but that’s another story!

Fairtrade Gold: A journey from Mine to Maker photographed by Ian Berry

British photographer Ian Berry has seen much of the world during his career at Magnum Photos. His lens has brought into focus harsh realities from the Sharpeville massacre in 1960 to conflict, famine and apartheid. Now he turns his lens to the exploitative scene of artisanal gold mining.

Organic September: 8 things you didn't know were Fairtrade and organic

It’s September and time for the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic. To help you have a fun but fair Organic September I've picked out some of the most unusual products that are both Fairtrade and organic. 

Why Fairtrade invests in the farmers and workers of tomorrow

When Fairtrade began, more than twenty years ago, we were a response to the scandal of poverty in global supply chains.

Speed Networking: have you met our volunteers?

In Volunteer Week we take some time to find out what inspires the dedicated volunteers at the Fairtrade Foundation. You’ve heard of speed dating – have you heard of speed networking?