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Small-scale farmers play an important role in global food production, but they often benefit least from global trade.
The Government has invited Michael Gidney, Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation, to join the Government’s Strategic Trade Advisory Group to represent the voice of NGO’s and the millions of farmers that the UK relies on across the world for our produce.
Great British Bake Off Finalist Miranda Gore Browne will front the Fairtrade Foundation’s baking campaign, launching this autumn [Monday 5 October].
Fairtrade campaigners from across the UK today handed in a petition supporting Fairtrade’s Show Your Hand campaign at Number 10 Downing Street, calling for David Cameron to lead a new joined-up approach from the UK government that puts farmers and workers first.
Fairtrade certified cocoa MARS® Bars are now on sale in the UK and Ireland.
The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes the inclusion of sustainability criteria in the new School Food Standards unveiled by Education Secretary Michael Gove earlier this week. The accompanying guidance to the new set of standards provides information for school cooks and caterers on how to procure and use Fairtrade products for school menus.
For the first time in the UK, two wines under the popular and established NAMAQUA Reserve brand are converting to Fairtrade, in collaboration with a leading retailer.
The Fairtrade Foundation is not partnering with the new Sainsbury’s Foundation pilot in tea due to fundamental concerns that it falls below the core principles of Fairtrade and particularly because farming groups in Africa felt that it would take control away from them.
Five new short videos are released in international celebration.
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.