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Asda this week pledged to source '100% sustainable' bananas from March 2016. It said 93% of its bananas would come from Rainforest Alliance-certified farms, with the remaining 7% sourced from Fairtrade-certified producers.

Twin report finds recognising and investing in women farmers is good for business and development

A new Twin report has found that recognising and investing in women farmers is good for business and development. Fairtrade and Twin call on businesses to smash ‘glass ceiling’ for women small farmers who play a vital role in global food production.  

New marks unveiled for Fairtrade gold and precious metals

- Brand new FAIRTRADE Marks for gold and precious metals simplify labelling -They signify strengthened standards on health and environmental protection for miners -Round-table discussions with miners will coincide with international meeting on mercury misuse Fairtrade International has unveiled its new standard and pricing for gold, silver and platinum and new ways of working with the jewellery industry at a landmark round table in London on 9 - 10 October 2013.

Fairtrade celebrates a thousand schools in the UK

A BOLTON primary school has been awarded the coveted accolade of becoming the 1000th Fairtrade School in the UK.

Harriet Lamb becomes first woman to be made Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall

Harriet Lamb, Chief Executive of Fairtrade International, is today made an honorary fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge University – the first time the college has given the honour to a woman.  

Atelier Swarovski first Fairtrade Gold fine jewellery collection

Atelier Swarovski will present its first fine jewellery collection in Fairtrade Gold at jewellery show Baselworld, benefitting miners and the environment in Peru.

Brexit

New figures show Brexit could make or break farmers from some of the poorest countries by creating fairer trade or it could result in at least £1 billion in extra taxes, warned the Fairtrade Foundation and Traidcraft.

APPG event

On Tuesday 28th February, 45 MPs took part in a Fairtrade Break in Parliament being held to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, which is asking consumers to think about the farmers and workers in poor countries behind some of the UK’s favourite, every day grocery items.

Bananas still incredibly cheap

Our response to the recent Daily Mail article about banana prices.