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How much money do you need to live a decent life?

In the UK, the national minimum wage in 2018 is set to £7.83 per hour. Daily life, however, is much more expensive than a minimum wage can realistically cover.

Cheap cocoa is costing farmers dear

Shock, frustration and anger. Those were my feelings after seeing a Fairtrade study in Côte d’Ivoire showing that only 12% of cocoa households earn a living income. 

Leadership School Strengthens Women Farmers

The theme of the 2019 International Women’s Day campaign is #BalanceforBetter. A new programme, launched by the Fairtrade Network of Asia & Pacific Producers, aims to improve women’s opportunities and help redress the gender imbalance in agricultural communities.

More detail needed on development impact of no deal tariffs

The Fairtrade Foundation has responded to the publication of tariffs that would apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit, by asking for more information on how these changes might impact developing country producers.

Our campaign for a fair cocoa trade is just beginning

One of the most inspiring aspects of Fairtrade is how much young people support the cause. Perhaps it’s because the concept of fairness is well understood in every playground; perhaps because children expect those in authority to defend abuses of power; or having grown up with social media, they are the generation most connected with the rest of the world.  

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Calling all chocolate fans! Join our fight to ensure that cocoa farmers are paid fairly for their work and are able to live a dignified life. Read on to find out how.

Fairtrade Fortnight Goody Bag Competition

We're coming to the end of Fairtrade Fortnight and to finish it off in style, we're giving away three of our stunning limited edition "She Deserves" tote bags, and a selection of chocolatey Fairtrade goodies.