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Two in three people believe farmers are underpaid but 58% would pay more if they knew producers received fairer prices
Majority of public recognise that more must be done to ensure the future sustainability of food
A special guest
from Kenya will speak at events across England, Scotland and Wales as part of a
nationwide push tagged ‘I DO’ to stamp out practices that have tarnished the
jewellery industry’s reputation.
The Fairtrade Foundation congratulates the UK’s leading independent coffee roaster Matthew Algie on its acquisition by the family-owned German coffee and food service business Tchibo, and hopes this amalgamation will benefit the coffee communities that rely on Fairtrade sales to both companies.
New research shows bad trade decisions set to deepen poverty in some of Africa’s poorest countries
Tropical storm Erika left a trail of destruction across Dominica when it hit the Caribbean island on 28 August. The storm left at least 20 people dead and 31 missing, destroyed homes and caused an estimated USD$ 612.7 million damage to the island’s infrastructure. Our thoughts go out to the families affected.
The Fairtrade Foundation welcomed the news that the UK government is investing in the Caribbean to help develop trade and development, but warned that the government’s action on trade policies must match the rhetoric.
One and half million farmers and workers round the world are benefiting from increased sales of Fairtrade products, according to a new report out today. Latest figures show producers received an estimated €105 million in Fairtrade Premium to invest in business and social projects – a 14 percent increase on the year before.
Fairtrade Foundation and leading food on-the-go retailer Greggs are proud to
announce that from Thursday 5th May, customers will be able to buy
Fairtrade bananas in 350 of its shops as part of the chain's commitment to
extending its healthy snacking options.
The Fairtrade Foundation’s Policy Director Barbara Crowther will share the stage with 50 CEOs and over 350 business practitioners from across the world of business who will meet in London between 7- 8 June for the 15th Responsible Business Summit to discuss how business can deliver a positive impact on the world and society.
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.