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GCA conference

Today, 27 June 2016, the Fairtrade Foundation responded to the Groceries Code Adjudicator's survey and annual conference.

SDGs report

The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes a report by MPs urging the UK Government to take a leading role in implementing the UN's new Global Goals which aim to tackle poverty. 

Ferrero announcement

8 June 2016: Italian confectionery company Ferrero will double the amount of cocoa it purchases from Fairtrade farmers – to 40,000 metric tonnes over the next three years. Speaking at the World Cocoa Conference, Ferrero also announced a new collaboration with Fairtrade on cane sugar, with plans to source 20,000 metric tonnes of Fairtrade cane sugar between mid-2016 and 2019.

First Partners For Fairtrade Textile Standard and Programme

The first textile manufacturers to sign up to the new Fairtrade Textile Standard have announced their commitment at the Ethical Fashion Show in Berlin. The Fairtrade approach is the first of its kind to cover people working throughout the supply chain from seed cotton to finished textile products. In addition, the Textile Programme helps factories and workers to improve their social and environmental impacts.

Cocoa response

The Fairtrade Foundation responds to warnings that chocolate could run out if the cocoa sector doesn't become more sustainable.

SHOPPERS STAND BEHIND FAIRTRADE THROUGH TOUGH GROCERY MARKET

Volumes of Fairtrade tea, coffee, cocoa and bananas all grew in 2015 as consumers show support for Fairtrade. Increased volumes will lead to greater financial premiums to Fairtrade farmers and workers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Caribbean.

LEAN TIMES FOR THE FARMERS WHO GROW OUR BREAKFASTS

Millions of farmers in developing countries who produce everyday foods for UK consumers are themselves still going hungry and struggling to feed their families, the Fairtrade Foundation has warned. At the start of Fairtrade Fortnight (Feb 29 – March 13) the organisation highlights that, while we sit down to a breakfast coffee, the periods of food shortage are so acute for some coffee farmers they’ve acquired their own grim names such as Chulga (food suffering) in Ethiopia, or Los Meses Flacos (the thin months) in Nicaragua.

ASDA AND TESCO RECEIVE 100k REQUESTS FOR FAIRTRADE BANANAS

Public call for Asda and Tesco to switch their bananas to Fairtrade

Low prices to UK dairy farmers parallels with Fairtrade concerns

Fairtrade says it is time to stop pitting farmers and shoppers against each other and address the imbalance of power in supply chains