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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.
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.
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.
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.
A response to the publication of the draft London Food Strategy by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
The Fairtrade Foundation annual report, showing data and statistics for 2016 to 2017 has been published.
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.
Penélope Cruz previews her first fine jewelry collection in Fairtrade gold for Atelier Swarovski on opening night at Cannes Film Festival
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.
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.