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Sugar cane was once called Swazi gold

Interview with Dumisani Matsenjwa, Farmer and Secretary of Maphobeni Farmers Association.  

Chocolate is something to cherish

As Divine prepares for Chocolate Week, the focus is on our delicious flavours – including our rather exceptional new dark chocolate caramel bar. This year there will also be serious talk about ensuring a sustainable cocoa supply for the future, and Divine will be making sure cocoa farmers have their say.

Do not even THINK of parking here

Over the past few days, a Fairtrade team has been at the United Nations in New York, attending discussions on the adoption of the new global goals framework, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tim Aldred, Fairtrade Foundation UK’s Head of Policy & Research, gives us the low down.

FAIRTRADE A SWEET DEAL FOR FARMERS IN JAMAICA

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Jamaica got off to an awkward start today amidst calls for fair trade policies seemingly falling on deaf ears at Downing Street. Fairtrade sugar farmer, Alexia Ludford, reflects on the challenges still facing the sugar cane industry in Jamaica.

Cameron yet to hit the sweet spot for Jamaican sugar farmers

David Cameron’s trip to Jamaica this week was meant to “reinvigorate” ties between the UK and its former colony...

Changing the world nut by nut

How many people know that 22 October is National Nut Day? Perhaps a few more than the number that know that 9 October is Mouldy Cheese Day or that 25 October is Greasy Foods Day; but I digress.

Doing the right thing: ethical labels come of age

Food and where it comes from is a hot topic these days, whether it’s farmers campaigning to be paid a fair price for milk or Jamie Oliver calling for healthier meals for schoolchildren.

Halloween in Mauritius

In a series of blogs on Homemade with Fairtrade, which centres around seasonal baking and food provenance, we are asking people from around the world about how they celebrate festivals and public holidays in their communities.

Autumn and winter inspirations at People Tree

It is the ethos of fairness and transparency that makes People Tree stand out in the fashion world, but what about their design? It's not always easy to be constantly creative and original. In anticipation of winter cosiness, we are asking Safia Minney, the founder of People Tree and the World Fair Trade Day, to share the inspiration behind People Tree’s autumn/winter collection.