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Fairtrade Foundation response to SOAS report: ‘Fairtrade, Employment and Poverty Reduction (FTEPR) in Ethiopia and Uganda’
More than 70,000 people from across the UK have joined the Fairtrade Foundation in calling on the UK Government to intervene in supermarket price wars which are trapping tens of thousands of banana farmers in an unrelenting cycle of poverty.
Fairtrade International is delighted to announce the publication of its new Standards and Premiums for gold, silver and precious metals to help grow the market for small-scale miners around the world and deliver an ethical and responsible source of gold for the jewellery trade.
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 India has officially launched in Bangalore this week, with an aim to encourage the sale of Fairtrade products on the Indian market.
-Fairtrade India will focus on selling Indian-produced Fairtrade products to the Indian market
-Initial Fairtrade products available to buy in India will include tea, spices, coffee, cotton and nuts
-Moving beyond south-north trade model, India follows Brazil, South Africa and Kenya into the market
A year’s supply of chocolate, delightful Fairtrade Gold jewellery, thirty-six bottles of wine, or is it vegan peanut butter you’re after this Christmas? If you’re looking for an unusual and ethical way to count down to Christmas – then look no further! Want to celebrate without breaking the bank – sorted! Excited to learn more about where your gifts are coming from – no problem!
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Fairtrade promotes Fairtrade in Parliament and supports MPs to engage with Fairtrade in their constituencies.
Thank you to all who came to this year’s conference on 7 October in London.
Reflecting on a fair 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.