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A sugar cane farmer Allan Saidi blogs about Fairtrade Fortnight

Allan Saidi is taking part in the Fairtrade campaigners' producer tour across Wales during Fairtrade Fortnight with Fair Trade Wales. Find out where you can meet him here .

From milk to bananas

The UK’s dairy farmers are kicking up a stink. They’ve been complaining loudly that the prices they are being paid by supermarkets aren’t enough to cover their costs, and that farmers are going out of business as a result. With supermarkets cutting prices to fend off the challenge from discount stores like Aldi and Lidl, dairy farmers feel that they are losing out. This week, it led some to take to the streets to raise awareness with the public.  

LEMONAID AND CHARITEA ON HOW DRINKING HELPS

Unsatisfied by the production of conventional beverages, in 2008 a group of three friends set out to challenge the drinks industry. Germany’s popular Fairtrade brands Lemonaid and ChariTea have recently hit the shelves in the UK and this is their story.

Sugar cane was once called Swazi gold

Interview with Dumisani Matsenjwa, Farmer and Secretary of Maphobeni Farmers Association.  

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.

Do not even THINK of parking here

Over the past few days, a Fairtrade team has been at the United Nations in New York, attending discussions on the adoption of the new global goals framework, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tim Aldred, Fairtrade Foundation UK’s Head of Policy & Research, gives us the low down.

Chocolate is something to cherish

As Divine prepares for Chocolate Week, the focus is on our delicious flavours – including our rather exceptional new dark chocolate caramel bar. This year there will also be serious talk about ensuring a sustainable cocoa supply for the future, and Divine will be making sure cocoa farmers have their say.

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.