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Anything but 'plain': Exploring sustainable vanilla prices to achieve a living income for farmers

Natural vanilla has drawn attention in recent years due to its soaring price, rivalling even silver in 2017. While that might on the surface seem like a good thing for vanilla farmers, the instability of the market for the world’s second most expensive spice (after saffron) does much more harm than good.

Does competition law serve consumer interest and future food needs

A new report from the Fairtrade Foundation finds that government regulation, which is meant to secure the UK’s food for the future, might just have been lending a helping hand in creating conditions where future prices will go up, and quality will go down.

Changing Gender Inequalities on Kenyan Coffee Farms

A new three-year project aims to empower women coffee farmers in Kenya by making Fairtrade personal and addressing gender inequalities and economic marginalization.

Good cuppa - 10 facts about Fairtrade tea

Britons drink 876 cups of tea a year! We consider the value of making those 876 cups of tea Fairtrade. 

20 Ethical Christmas Gifts

Christmas is the time for giving and when you give Fairtrade, your gift will also have a direct impact on families around the world, allowing them to celebrate with their families and share in traditions of their own.  

7 Fairtrade Switches to cut your plastic use

Take the standard supermarket product. We buy it, consume it, discard it. But we all know that a product’s life is longer than that. Fairtrade works to shed light on what happens before you buy a product but what happens after you discard it matters too.