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Celebrate Christmas all around the world with Divine Chocolate

This year, Divine is celebrating the people who grow the ingredients and the people who enjoy the chocolate from all over the world. With the new Advent calendar, open each window to reveal ‘Merry Christmas’ in languages from 24 different countries where Divine chocolate is sold, made or where the Fairtrade ingredients are sourced. So if you would like to learn how to say Merry Christmas in Twi from Ghana – read on! 

10 facts about Fairtrade chocolate to remember this Chocolate Week

Chocolate. Milk or dark with Cornish sea salt? Behind every luscious chocolate bar and treat we devour throughout the year, there are six million people globally who depend on growing cocoa for their livelihoods. Fairtrade has breathed a new lease of life into entire cocoa farming communities in the poorest parts of the world.

The real hunger games - to achieve zero hunger we have to make trade fair

What is the role of Fairtrade in ending hunger and achieving food security? Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand shares her thoughts…

Six ways farmer ownership is changing cocoa grower's lives

It’s National Chocolate Week, a celebration of fine quality chocolate in the UK. It’s the perfect time to savour delicious Fairtrade chocolate and discover new flavours to cherish.

Good morning Cote D’Ivoire

Visiting Fairtrade certified co-operatives is one of the most tangible ways to connect with farmers and see first-hand the impact of Fairtrade. Visiting farmers can also provide invaluable insights into what our future work will look like. Justin Avern, Head of Media at the Fairtrade Foundation, reflects on his first visit to Fairtrade cocoa co-operatives in Cote D’Ivoire.

We need to scale up climate adaptation programmes

Farming communities, especially in developing nations, are increasingly feeling the brunt of climate change. Indeed, latest data suggests that 2015 was the warmest on record. Catalina Jaramillo, climate officer from CLAC, Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers, reflects on the UN climate change talks in Paris he attended, as part of the Fairtrade International delegation. 

A little less conversation, a little more action please

2015 was a year of sustainable development, with the UN approving the long-awaited Global Goals to guide national and global policies for the next fifteen years. On the eve of 2016, Fairtrade reflects on what the new Goals could mean and proposes a few resolutions for governments and companies.

Women doing it for themselves: the first coffee grown by women in Kenya

Growing Women In Coffee is a project managed by Marion Ng’ang’a, an agronomist employed by Fairtrade Africa. She tells us how the programme has helped empower women coffee farmers and now, in its third year, launches the first of a new brand of coffee grown by women.