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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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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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6 Reasons Why Choosing Fairtrade Chocolate Makes a Difference

Think all chocolate is the same? And what about all the different sustainability labels you find on supermarket shelves? Think again…

4 min read | July 6, 2020

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Anything but ‘plain’: Exploring sustainable vanilla prices to achieve a living income for farmers

Natural vanilla has drawn attention in recent years due to its soaring price, rivalling even silver in 2017. While that might on the surface seem like a good thing for vanilla farmers, the instability of the market for the world’s second most expensive spice (after saffron) does much more harm than good.

4 min read | November 12, 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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Fairtrade’s Living Income Campaign in Parliament

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the only topic in parliament at the moment is Brexit. True, it is taking up lots of time, but it isn’t the only subject under discussion. There have also been opportunities for MPs to raise questions about the new Fairtrade cocoa campaign – She Deserves A Living Income!

4 min read | April 21, 2019

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