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A vote for Fair Trade

With the General Election imminent, the outcome remains highly uncertain. What could we expect from a new government from Fairtrade’s point of view? Campaigners have been attending hustings and asking questions on doorsteps across the UK, asking that whoever is in Downing Street, the concerns of Fairtrade farmers and workers will be at the top of the agenda.

The Cooperative confirms its commitment to Fairtrade

Last Saturday, I travelled to Manchester to attend the Co-operative Group’s Annual General Meeting, the first one in its history to be held under a one-member-one-vote system.

On birds Fairtrade and sustainability

I started Cafeology just over 10 years ago. 

An open letter to the new UK Government

Dear Prime Minister, A new Government is always an opportunity to build brave new ideas about making our society and our world a better, fairer and more sustainable place to live.

A trip down memory lane with Pippa Small

Pippa Small MBE, Fairtrade and ethical jewellery designer, reflects on meeting first Fairtrade gold miners, after winning the Ethical Jewellery Business of the Year category at the UK Jewellery Awards 2015.

Drink No Evil – The story of Karma Cola so far

Winner of Fairtrade International’s ‘World’s Fairest Trader’ award last year, Karma Cola is now available in Waitrose stores nationwide.

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.