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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)?
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.
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.
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.
Most people are familiar with Fairtrade, so why do the same misconceptions about what it is and how it actually works keep cropping up?
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.
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.
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.
Tuck into these tasty cookies made with quality Fairtrade olive oil and chocolate.
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. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.