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New research shows bad trade decisions set to deepen poverty in some of Africa’s poorest countries
Tropical storm Erika left a trail of destruction across Dominica when it hit the Caribbean island on 28 August. The storm left at least 20 people dead and 31 missing, destroyed homes and caused an estimated USD$ 612.7 million damage to the island’s infrastructure. Our thoughts go out to the families affected.
The Fairtrade Foundation welcomed the news that the UK government is investing in the Caribbean to help develop trade and development, but warned that the government’s action on trade policies must match the rhetoric.
One and half million farmers and workers round the world are benefiting from increased sales of Fairtrade products, according to a new report out today. Latest figures show producers received an estimated €105 million in Fairtrade Premium to invest in business and social projects – a 14 percent increase on the year before.
Fairtrade Foundation and leading food on-the-go retailer Greggs are proud to
announce that from Thursday 5th May, customers will be able to buy
Fairtrade bananas in 350 of its shops as part of the chain's commitment to
extending its healthy snacking options.
The Fairtrade Foundation’s Policy Director Barbara Crowther will share the stage with 50 CEOs and over 350 business practitioners from across the world of business who will meet in London between 7- 8 June for the 15th Responsible Business Summit to discuss how business can deliver a positive impact on the world and society.
The story about low wages and poor conditions facing garment workers who produce Beyonce’s Ivy Park gym range in Topshop is sadly not an exception in the fashion industry.”
Today, at the Co-operative Group’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), The Fairtrade Foundation’s Chief Executive welcomed the retailer’s plans to deliver an additional £3m worth of benefits to Fairtrade farming communities over the next five years.
The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes Oxfam’s report Ripe for Change which highlights the cruel paradox that people producing our food are at risk of going hungry themselves, and calls for a fundamental shift in the way that UK supermarkets do business, to one that is built on greater respect for human and labour rights.
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.