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Cocoa and sugar farmers in developing countries will benefit
Leading businesses become 'Workplaces of Worldchangers'
Fairtrade's Sugar Crash campaign gains cross-party MEP support
The Fairtrade Foundation says today that despite supplying the raw commodity that the multi-billion dollar global clothing and textile industries depend on, growing cotton is failing to provide millions of poor rural households in developing countries with a sustainable and profitable livelihood, http://bit.ly/1O7lQgv.
Today, the UN launched the first High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Any looming coffee crisis won’t just be due to finer tastes, it will also be due to shortcomings in investment by the coffee market in producers long term and the increasing impact of climate change in the coffee producing regions, said the Fairtrade Foundation.
The Fairtrade Foundation welcomed the news that Mark Price, former Managing Director of Waitrose, is to be appointed as the new Trade and Investment minister.
The Fairtrade Foundation responds to the Grocery Code Adjudicator's first independent investigation into supermarkets and their suppliers.
Sit down for breakfast. Stand up for farmers.
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.