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Fairtrade a sweet deal for farmers in Jamaica

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Jamaica got off to an awkward start today amidst calls for fair trade policies seemingly falling on deaf ears at Downing Street. Fairtrade sugar farmer, Alexia Ludford, reflects on the challenges still facing the sugar cane industry in Jamaica.

Cameron yet to hit the sweet spot for Jamaican sugar farmers

David Cameron’s trip to Jamaica this week was meant to “reinvigorate” ties between the UK and its former colony...

Changing the world nut by nut

How many people know that 22 October is National Nut Day? Perhaps a few more than the number that know that 9 October is Mouldy Cheese Day or that 25 October is Greasy Foods Day; but I digress.

Doing the right thing: ethical labels come of age

Food and where it comes from is a hot topic these days, whether it’s farmers campaigning to be paid a fair price for milk or Jamie Oliver calling for healthier meals for schoolchildren.

Halloween in Mauritius

In a series of blogs on Homemade with Fairtrade, which centres around seasonal baking and food provenance, we are asking people from around the world about how they celebrate festivals and public holidays in their communities.

Autumn and winter inspirations at People Tree

It is the ethos of fairness and transparency that makes People Tree stand out in the fashion world, but what about their design? It's not always easy to be constantly creative and original. In anticipation of winter cosiness, we are asking Safia Minney, the founder of People Tree and the World Fair Trade Day, to share the inspiration behind People Tree’s autumn/winter collection.

Transforming lives, setting trends

Interview with Safia Minney, founder and CEO of People Tree.

Enabling African entrepreneurs to build a better future

A Comic Relief funded partnership between Fairtrade Africa and Shared Interest Foundation is providing vital access to finance for farmers and handcraft makers in Africa.

Meet Kady Waylie this International Women’s Day

Kady is one of West Africa’s 10 million cotton farmers. She and her family grow their own food, but their cash comes from growing cotton.