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Shoppers expect business and government to make food fairer

Two in three people believe farmers are underpaid but 58% would pay more if they knew producers received fairer prices Majority of public recognise that more must be done to ensure the future sustainability of food

KENYAN GOLD MINER BOOSTS AWARENESS OF FAIRTRADE GOLD THROUGH NATIONWIDE TOUR

A special guest from Kenya will speak at events across England, Scotland and Wales as part of a nationwide push tagged ‘I DO’ to stamp out practices that have tarnished the jewellery industry’s reputation.

Response to announcement that Tchibo has bought independent coffee roaster Matthew Algie

The Fairtrade Foundation congratulates  the UK’s leading independent coffee roaster Matthew Algie on its acquisition by the family-owned German coffee and food service business Tchibo, and hopes this amalgamation will benefit the coffee communities that rely on Fairtrade sales to both companies.

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The Fairtrade Foundation’s Policy Director Barbara Crowther will share the stage with 50 CEOs and over 350 business practitioners from across the world of business who will meet in London between 7- 8 June for the 15th Responsible Business Summit to discuss how business can deliver a positive impact on the world and society.

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The Fairtrade Foundation and leading food on-the-go retailer Greggs are proud to announce that from Thursday 5th May, customers will be able to buy Fairtrade bananas in 350 of its shops as part of the chain's commitment to extending its healthy snacking options.

COOP ANNOUNCES FURTHER BENEFITS

Today, at the Co-operative Group’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), The Fairtrade Foundation’s Chief Executive welcomed the retailer’s plans to deliver an additional £3m worth of benefits to Fairtrade farming communities over the next five years.

Fairtrade calls on David Cameron to stop trade deals undermining global poverty goals

New research shows bad trade decisions set to deepen poverty in some of Africa’s poorest countries

Dominica farmers

Tropical storm Erika left a trail of destruction across Dominica when it hit the Caribbean island on 28 August. The storm left at least 20 people dead and 31 missing, destroyed homes and caused an estimated USD$ 612.7 million damage to the island’s infrastructure. Our thoughts go out to the families affected.

David Cameron must do more to improve trade and tackle poverty

The Fairtrade Foundation welcomed the news that the UK government is investing in the Caribbean to help develop trade and development, but warned that the government’s action on trade policies must match the rhetoric.