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Today, around 1 billion people in the developing world don't have access to good quality water. On World Water Day, Rachel Wadham reflects on meeting Kenyan tea farmer Teresa Kurgat, and learning about the many benefits access to clean drinking water has brought to her and the local community.
Gender inequality is often seen as a women’s issue. Wrong! Gender is not about women - it’s about power balances between men and women, and relationships which are free from prejudice. Achieving gender equality in agriculture means empowering farmers, farm workers and their employers to build communities where everybody feels equally valued.
Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine and TV presenter Laura Jackson, together the Jackson&Levine, London’s coolest supper club, say their trip to Ethiopia to meet coffee farmers was an eye-opening experience.
The launch of the first all party parliamentary group (APPG) for Fairtrade was one of the highlights of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight providing an opportunity for more MPs to get involved with Fairtrade.
Anne Salter has been a Fairtrade campaigner for the past 15 years. In February 2016, she had the opportunity to meet several Fairtrade producers, as a part of the programme ‘Empresas sociales exportadores’ with Social Enterprise UK from the Federacion de organizaciones sociales de Costa Rica and the British Embassy in Costa Rica. Here, she shares her story.
Percol Coffee and the Fairtrade Foundation join forces to help coffee farmers in Guatemala tackle devastating coffee plant disease, ‘La Roya’.
In the UK, we drink around 70 million cups of coffee daily and eat on average 5 billion bananas a year. Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 asks the public to ‘sit down for breakfast and stand up for farmers’ and highlights that millions of smallholder farmers supplying our breakfast tables are food insecure, missing meals or going hungry a year-round. Read on the below 10 facts on food security and get involved.
If you thought you had grown out of Easter, then think again. We've rounded up a selection of Fairtrade eggs that suit adults and children alike - all available on the high street. Fairtrade chocolate makes a real difference to the lives, and futures, of over 179,800 farmers in the developing nations. A chocolate treat that contributes to making trade fairer. Makes sense to us! See if we can tempt you...
Fairtrade sugar has been a success story for farmers in Belize. This week sees a new collaboration to offer Tate & Lyle Fairtrade sugar across Co-operative stores. Julia Clark, Head of Sugar Ethics at Tate & Lyle Sugars, says it will continue to drive change for sugar cane communities amid decline in market access and greater price uncertainty.
Find answers to some of the questions that are frequently asked about Fairtrade.
Ever wondered how many farmers and workers are involved with Fairtrade? Or how the Fairtrade Premium is used? Here's a snapshot from our latest data.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.