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Love Chocolate, hate injustice? 6 reasons to choose Fairtrade

We all love chocolate but like most things in life, if you look more closely at the wrapper you can find out a lot more about the conditions under which the beans in your bar were produced.

6 min read | July 7, 2021

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After hope comes fear for the future following drop in price of cocoa

After hope fears for the future: Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa farmers warn that a drop of 25% in the price they…

3 min read | April 29, 2021

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Benjamin Ouedraogo breaks open cocoa pod

How Fairtrade and Ben & Jerry’s are working towards a living income for cocoa farmers

Together with Ben & Jerry’s we’re on a mission to make a living income possible for cocoa farmers in West Africa.

4 min read | November 18, 2020

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Fairtrade producer inspecting bunches of bananas

Why buying Fairtrade bananas supports farmers in the face of hurricanes, war and disease

High up on the superfood list, bananas are rich in Vitamin B6 and C and are a good source of dietary fibre and manganese. But the true heroes behind Britain’s favorite fruit are farmers like Foncho from northern Colombia who work incredibly hard to grow bananas for us on their small family farms.

6 min read | April 13, 2020

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Classroom full of children in Côte d'Ivoire

Easter Eggs: Who wants to farm cocoa when they grow up?

Are Easter eggs ‘luxury items’ that should not be indulged in during this current global crisis? Senior Media Manager, Martine Parry reflects on her recent trip to Côte d’Ivoire and explains why choosing Fairtrade Easter eggs now is more important than ever.

6 min read | April 6, 2020

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Cocoa farmers in the field

Invisible Women: The Unrewarded Labour Behind Chocolate

Imagine having the money you earn from growing cocoa compared to a bar of chocolate.

7 min read | March 6, 2020

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‘Purpose must come before profits’ say business leaders at conference on inclusive economies

‘Does capitalism need a reset? How responsible are corporates for their supply chains? Am I participating in modern slavery unknowingly? From tea bags to smart phones – how often do you think about the people behind your products?’

4 min read | December 3, 2019

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We all want fair trade and that means farmers need to earn more

“My message to consumers in the UK is please continue buying more Fairtrade tea so we can bring more development projects to our region” – Fairtrade tea producer

3 min read | August 29, 2019

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