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Celebrate Organic September with a Fairtrade twist

There are around 950 products that are both Fairtrade and organic currently available in the UK. Organic farming has become increasingly popular with Fairtrade certified producers, with 51 per cent of all farmers who are part of the scheme holding an organic certification.

Milk protests

Commenting on the desperation that is driving dairy farmers to clear their milk from supermarket shelves in protest (The Independent, 4 Aug.), Fairtrade asks whether it is not time for the government to step in on the relentless price wars that are now forcing prices below even the cost of production, and highlights the plight of cocoa farmers in West Africa.

Fairtrade foods to be served in schools

The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes the inclusion of sustainability criteria in the new School Food Standards unveiled by Education Secretary Michael Gove earlier this week. The accompanying guidance to the new set of standards provides information for school cooks and caterers on how to procure and use Fairtrade products for school menus.  

Namaqua switches popular wines to Fairtrade

For the first time in the UK, two wines under the popular and established NAMAQUA Reserve brand are converting to Fairtrade, in collaboration with a leading retailer.

Give a red card to unfair pay for football workers says Fairtrade

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.

Fairtrade Foundation Annual Report 2015 to 2016

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.    

Queen award

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.

Government urged to take control of food farming and fisheries

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 Leads the Way by Offering Fairtrade Gold Wedding Rings

Argos will be the first UK high street retailer online to launch Fairtrade gold rings in stores nationwide.