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Ask us what we want or you lose a generation of cocoa growers

Today, Friday 7th October, Fairtrade cocoa farmer Fortin Bley from Ivory Coast addressed delegates at the London Chocolate Forum, warning that unless the international cocoa industry does more to involve farmers, it will risk losing a generation of cocoa growers.

Africas first Fairtrade certified gold co-operative offers hope

Syanyonja Artisan Miners' Alliance (SAMA) has become the first artisanal small scale mining co-operative in Africa to become Fairtrade certified, bringing much needed hope to impoverished communities who risk their lives to mine the rich gold seam that runs around Lake Victoria.

GCA Review

The Groceries Code Action Network (GCAN), a coalition of NGOs, unions and food groups welcomes the launch today (18 October 2016) of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator’s (GCA) role and remit.

Panorama

The Fairtrade Foundation responds to BBC's Panorama's programme, Undercover: The Refugees Who Make Our Clothes, aired Monday 24 October.

Fairtrade unveils nationwide push to promote Fairtrade Gold jewellery

The Fairtrade Foundation today unveiled an exciting new initiative as part of its Fairtrade Gold campaign, tagged ‘I DO’, to stamp out practices that have tarnished the jewellery industry’s reputation.  

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.

News page

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.