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  • An image of residents affected by the Kerala floods

    Farmers plant 200,000 seedlings to replace lost crops after Kerala floods

    2 December 2018 by Bijumon Kurian

    After the worst floods in a century caused devastation across Kerala in August, we hear from the director of a local farmers’ cooperative, the newly appointed chairman of Fairtrade’s Network of Aisa and Pacific Producers (NAPP), Bijumon Kurian:

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  • 12 Days of Fairtrade Treats

    Great Fairtrade gifts for the 12 days of Christmas

    19 November 2018 by Iain Strachan

    Christmas is fast approaching and many of us are facing the same dilemma; what to buy for that special someone who is socially and ethically conscious.


    With the help of our partners and Pacific producers, we’ve curated twelve ethically-made Fairtrade gifts that not only give back to communities in the Pacific but support the businesses that are making a difference.


    From Fairtrade chocolate and coffee to organic cotton and luxury linen, we’ve got something for everyone’s taste and budget.


    And because we know you’re going to love these goodies, we’re also giving you a chance to win some amazing prizes by entering Fairtrade’s 12 days of Christmas Advent calendar competition.  

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  • Marion Ng’ang’a of Fairtrade Africa

    Changing gender inequalities on Kenyan coffee farms

    29 October 2018 by Marion Ng’ang’a of Fairtrade Africa

    Making Fairtrade personal and addressing gender inequalities and economic marginalization is the aim of a project to empower women coffee farmers in Kenya.

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  • The logo of Cafe Organica Marcala in Honduras

    How recycling is helping the environment in Honduras

    22 October 2018 by Katy O'Brien

    Encouraging sustainable business practice is crucial as we seek to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • Cocoa farmers

    Cheap cocoa is costing farmers dear

    16 October 2018 by Darío Soto-Abril, Fairtrade International CEO

    Shock, frustration and anger. Those were my feelings after seeing a Fairtrade study in Côte d’Ivoire showing that only 12% of cocoa households earn a living income.

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  • A vendor

    CEO Blog: Farmers deserve a seat at the table

    12 October 2018 by By Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand

    Farmers are the people who put food on our plates. So it’s only fair they get a seat at the table when the future of agriculture is under discussion.

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  • School girl Anjena from Gujarat in India

    International Day of the Girl 2018

    11 October 2018 by Iain Strachan

    What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a choice many girls around the world have never been offered, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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  • International Coffee Day 2018

    International Coffee Day 2018

    1 October 2018 by Iain Strachan

    Be it with friends, family or in a quiet moment all to yourself, drinking coffee is one of the highlights of the day. But its future is far from certain.

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  • MFAT PROJECT PNG

    Increasing access to market for Papua New Guinea coffee and cocoa farmers

    30 September 2018 by Astra Rushton-Allan

    In 2018, Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) launched its latest collaboration with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), a three year project aimed at increasing access to market for Fairtrade coffee and cocoa farmers in Papua New Guinea. This new project will run from January 2018 until June 2021 and aims to benefit an estimated 51,870 farmers and their households.

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  • Nespresso shines a light for Indonesian farmers

    30 August 2018 by copywriternz

    On the northern tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, there is a coffee cooperative whose name translates as “there is light in Gayo”. The 1813 farmers in the cooperative didn’t name their organisation by accident; they are determined to build a strong and transparent body with the power to improve the lives of its members and their community.

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