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Behind the Petal

Gender inequality is often seen as a women’s issue. Wrong! Gender is not about women - it’s about power balances between men and women, and relationships which are free from prejudice. Achieving gender equality in agriculture means empowering farmers, farm workers and their employers to build communities where everybody feels equally valued.

Five minutes with Jackson and Levine

Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine and TV presenter Laura Jackson, together the Jackson&Levine,  London’s coolest supper club, say their trip to Ethiopia to meet coffee farmers was an eye-opening experience.

Democracy in action at launch of new Fairtrade group in Parliament

The launch of the first all party parliamentary group (APPG) for Fairtrade was one of the highlights of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight providing an opportunity for more MPs to get involved with Fairtrade.

25 years on Fairtrade is still needed

Anne Salter has been a Fairtrade campaigner for the past 15 years. In February 2016, she had the opportunity to meet several Fairtrade producers, as a part of the programme ‘Empresas sociales exportadores’ with Social Enterprise UK from the Federacion de organizaciones sociales de Costa Rica and the British Embassy in Costa Rica. Here, she shares her story.

Percol coffee and Fairtrade team up to fight coffee plant disease

Percol Coffee and the Fairtrade Foundation join forces to help coffee farmers in Guatemala tackle devastating coffee plant disease, ‘La Roya’.

Egg-cellent Fairtrade Easter

If you thought you had grown out of Easter, then think again. We've rounded up a selection of Fairtrade eggs that suit adults and children alike - all available on the high street. Fairtrade chocolate makes a real difference to the lives, and futures, of over 179,800 farmers in the developing nations. A chocolate treat that contributes to making trade fairer. Makes sense to us! See if we can tempt you...

New boost of confidence for sugar cane farmers in Belize

Fairtrade sugar has been a success story for farmers in Belize. This week sees a new collaboration to offer Tate & Lyle Fairtrade sugar across Co-operative stores. Julia Clark, Head of Sugar Ethics at Tate & Lyle Sugars, says it will continue to drive change for sugar cane communities amid decline in market access and greater price uncertainty.

In order for love to flourish, truth must deepen

Doing gold properly. When it comes to raising awareness surrounding the not-so-shiny subject of the injustices within the gold industry, award winning Fairtrade jeweller and environmental activist Greg Valerio, goes straight to the top.

Farming superheroes to the rescue

We’ve all got our own favourite superheroes. Not necessarily the muscle-bound titans of “Batman vs Superman” which has been showing all over the world in recent weeks - including my local cinema in the Dominican Republic.