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Government urged to take control of food farming and fisheries

Fairtrade joins over 80 organisations in signing a letter to David Davis and Theresa May to stress the important implications of Brexit on food and farming. With many of the UK’s food and farming policies and subsidies being defined at EU level, the UK government now has an opportunity to reshape these to ensure that taxpayers money is spent for public good.

Argos Leads the Way by Offering Fairtrade Gold Wedding Rings

Argos will be the first UK high street retailer online to launch Fairtrade gold rings in stores nationwide.

School uniforms

In response to the latest supermarket price war, as retailers battle to offer parents ever cheaper school uniforms, the Fairtrade Foundation urges shoppers and businesses to make sure it is not the poorest who pay the price for our bargains.

New DFID appointment

In response to the appointment of Priti Patel as the new Secretary of State for International Development, the Fairtrade Foundation has urged the continuation of vital work to support farmers and workers in lifting themselves out of poverty through more sustainable and fair trade.

statement on the appointment of new International Trade Secretary of State

At the news that Liam Fox has been appointed as Secretary of State for the Department for International Trade in Theresa May's new Cabinet, Fairtrade called on Dr Fox to ensure that future trade deals do as much as possible to reduce global poverty. 

Fairtrade foods to be served in schools

The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes the inclusion of sustainability criteria in the new School Food Standards unveiled by Education Secretary Michael Gove earlier this week. The accompanying guidance to the new set of standards provides information for school cooks and caterers on how to procure and use Fairtrade products for school menus.  

Namaqua switches popular wines to Fairtrade

For the first time in the UK, two wines under the popular and established NAMAQUA Reserve brand are converting to Fairtrade, in collaboration with a leading retailer.

Response to Mail on Sunday on devastating impacts of La Roya

The Mail on Sunday has recently published an article highlighting how a group of coffee farmers in Mexico are earning very low incomes due to the double blow of continued downward pressure on market prices and an outbreak of crop disease ‘La Roya’, meaning the amount of coffee they are able to sell is greatly reduced.

Celebrate Organic September with a Fairtrade twist

There are around 950 products that are both Fairtrade and organic currently available in the UK. Organic farming has become increasingly popular with Fairtrade certified producers, with 51 per cent of all farmers who are part of the scheme holding an organic certification.