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Farmer organizations will be guaranteed a higher price for cocoa sales on Fairtrade terms, as part of Fairtrade’s strategy towards enabling living incomes.
CRED Jewelery launches “The Ultimate Ethical Engagement Ring”
In response to the launch of a new product line from Green & Black’s the Fairtrade Foundation would like to confirm that there is no change to the Classic range which continues to be Fairtrade certified and organic.
-Nine companies including Mars, major German, Swiss & Japanese retailers and brands first to sign on to new Fairtrade Sourcing Programs
-Fairtrade cocoa farmers delighted by initial 14% sales boost in 2014
-First cotton commitment announced, announcements on sugar to follow soon
Fairtrade farmers are set for a breakthrough year as Fairtrade International today announced the first commitments to farmers under an innovative new commodity sourcing model. Already at launch nine companies have signed on to increase their Fairtrade purchases starting with initial 2014 volumes set to deliver $1.2m in additional Fairtrade Premium to cocoa farmers by the end of this year.
- Top celebrities send birthday congratulations
Some of the UK’s best-known faces have congratulated the Fairtrade Foundation on 20 years of Fairtrade products in the UK this year.
- New criteria on freedom of association, living wage
Fairtrade International has overhauled its Fairtrade Standard for Hired Labour to strengthen the position of workers in Fairtrade certified plantations and estates producing tea, bananas and other fruit, cut flowers, herbs, vegetables and sports ball factories.
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.
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.