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Today, Friday 7th October, Fairtrade cocoa farmer Fortin Bley from Ivory Coast addressed delegates at the London Chocolate Forum, warning that unless the international cocoa industry does more to involve farmers, it will risk losing a generation of cocoa growers.
Artisan Miners' Alliance (SAMA) has become the first artisanal small scale
mining co-operative in Africa to become Fairtrade certified, bringing much
needed hope to impoverished communities who risk their lives to mine the rich gold
seam that runs around Lake Victoria.
The Groceries Code Action Network (GCAN), a coalition of NGOs, unions and food groups welcomes the launch today (18 October 2016) of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator’s (GCA) role and remit.
The Fairtrade Foundation responds to BBC's Panorama's programme, Undercover: The Refugees Who Make Our Clothes, aired Monday 24 October.
As the Euro 2016 comes to an end and the Homeless World Cup 2016 players prepare to take to the pitch in Glasgow for the Homeless World Cup, the Fairtrade Foundation called for fair play ideals to be mirrored by fair pay for those who ensure the game can be played - the workers in Pakistan and elsewhere that make their living by making the balls on which the beautiful game relies.
Thanks to new partnerships with Mars Chocolate UK, Transport for London, UK retailers and other businesses, farmers are benefitting from increased market opportunities and tailored programmes which are driving greater impact in thousands of communities, the Fairtrade Foundation’s Annual report, ‘Our Impact Story 2015-2016’, published today, 20 July 2016, reveals.
Today, 14 July 2016, the Fairtrade Foundation will be presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development 2016 by Her Majesty The Queen at a reception in Buckingham Palace.
Fairtrade joins over 80 organisations in signing a letter to David Davis and Theresa May to stress the important implications of Brexit on food and farming.
With many of the UK’s food and farming policies and subsidies being defined at EU level, the UK government now has an opportunity to reshape these to ensure that taxpayers money is spent for public good.
Argos will be the
first UK high street retailer online to launch Fairtrade gold rings in stores
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.