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Response to the Ivorian and Ghanaian governments announcement at WFC

With global cocoa prices stuck at unsustainably low levels, Fairtrade welcomed in June 2019 the announcement by the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to raise the farm gate price to $1,820 per tonne for all farmers. Fairtrade see this as a real opportunity to drive change at scale for farmers in the two countries, which together produce more than 60 percent of the world’s cocoa supply and who have been hit hard by a collapse in cocoa prices in 2017.

Fairtrade Java coffee in Waitrose

For the first time UK coffee drinkers will be able to enjoy Fairtrade coffee from the Indonesian island of Java, an origin that is ubiquitous with quality, as it launches exclusively in Waitrose & Partners from October 10th.

Fairtrade Foundation welcomes no deal protection for developing countries

The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed the UK government’s decision to put in place a ‘transitional protection measure’ to ensure that developing countries do not lose their UK market access in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Oxfam Behind the Barcode report

The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes Oxfam’s report which calls on all involved to act to tackle the all too common inequalities and abuses that many farmers and workers in developing countries have to face. These hardships should not be borne by anyone not least those in the overseas supply chains of retailers and businesses that supply us with many of the produce in our stores.  

Fairtrade response to draft London Food Strategy

A response to the publication of the draft London Food Strategy by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Fairtrade Foundation Annual Report 2016 to 2017

The Fairtrade Foundation annual report, showing data and statistics for 2016 to 2017 has been published.

Fairtrade and Colombian President meet to tackle coffee crisis

Fairtrade International: Bogotá, May 31 2019 - The leaders of Colombia and Fairtrade met yesterday [May 30] to discuss ways out of the global coffee price crisis which is driving millions of coffee farmers further into poverty.

Penelope Cruz Shines A Light on Conscious Luxury

Penélope Cruz previews her first fine jewelry collection in Fairtrade gold for Atelier Swarovski on opening night at Cannes Film Festival

Response to Sainsburys and Asda plan to merge

The announcement that Sainsbury's and Asda plan to merge, means that, if permitted, it will create the biggest supermarket chain in the UK. The new business will have unprecedented power with regard to both consumers and suppliers, and this will bring with it high expectations and responsibilities. In today's world, businesses have clear duties to uphold the common good and our shared ambitions for a fair, sustainable future.