Social Issues

  • 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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  • Fairtrade ANZ welcomes organic ginger

    3 July 2018 by Kahukura Bennett

    Fairtrade ANZ is excited to announce the certification of the first ever Fairtrade ginger growing organisation in the Pacific - Wainunu Organic Growers Association (WOGA). Located a rough and tumbling three hours’ drive from Labasa, within Fiji’s fourth largest town, WOGA is made up of a membership of seventeen households.

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  • World Day Against Child Labour Children at School

    There are 151m children in child labour; that’s 151m reasons to stop the practice.

    7 June 2018 by Molly Harriss Olson

    From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, agriculture plays a major role in our everyday lives. Unfortunately, it is also the industry responsible for 108 million child labourers globally, or more than 70 percent of all child labour.

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  • Cocoa producers from CANN in the Ivory Coast

    Why the Commonwealth can mean more than medals

    16 April 2018 by Molly Harriss Olson

    Every four years, Australians are reminded of that remnant of British imperialism, the Commonwealth. And every four years, we ask ourselves the same question: is the Commonwealth really relevant?

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