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Flower worker at the Tulaga flower farm, Kenya

Covid-19: How Fairtrade and partners are helping flower workers flourish

With support from UK aid the Fairtrade Foundation is working with partners to build hope in the flower sector and…

4 min read | January 28, 2021

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A mine worker stands where gold-rich soil is dug at the mining cooperative Limata

Forging a path through the pandemic for Peru’s Fairtrade gold miners

by Becky Forecast Supply Chain and Programme Manager. More than a year on from the start of the Covid-19 outbreak…

4 min read | January 19, 2021

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Dah Oho cuts a yellow cocoa pod from a cocoa tree

2021: time to choose the world you want

Fairtrade Foundation’s CEO Michael Gidney reflects on a tough year and looks forward to a brighter 2021

5 min read | December 22, 2020

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Workers in the grading hall of the Fairtrade-certified Harvest Limited Athi River flower farm in Kenya

Covid: no ‘great leveller’ when it comes to women workers’ rights

If we truly want to build back fairer, then businesses, civil society and governments must put women’s rights squarely at the centre of post-pandemic recovery plans.

3 min read | December 8, 2020

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Panda Flowers, a Fairtrade certified farm in Kenya.

Post-Brexit trade: why ‘no deal’ is a bad deal for farmers and workers in developing countries

Without a Brexit deal, the UK’s withdrawal from the EU could cause serious damage to producers and workers overseas.

4 min read | November 23, 2020

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Bicycles owned by Arum Roses

Long Live Fairtrade Premium: Flower producer shares on working through Covid-19

The past three months have meant a season that will be remembered for years to come amongst East African flower growers.

4 min read | July 3, 2020

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Faritrade roses lined up in vases

Why Fairtrade is vital for flower producers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Flower workers are particularly vulnerable to acute food insecurity as earnings are low; without wages and no savings, the largely migrant workforce have no way of paying for food.

3 min read | June 17, 2020

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COVID-19 responses must include key workers abroad

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the fragility of global supply chains and the importance of ensuring sustainable livelihoods for the farmers and workers within them.

2 min read | May 17, 2020

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Fairtrade cocoa farmers take action to keep safe from COVID-19 with support from business partners

The COVID-19 global pandemic has highlighted just how connected we all are, not just in our towns and cities but also across the world.

2 min read | May 11, 2020

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Coffee beans held in hand

Fairtrade safety net more critical than ever for coffee producers facing further uncertainty due to COVID-19

Farmers and workers in the global south are often living on thin margins even during ‘normal’ times.

4 min read | May 5, 2020

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