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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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  • Look for the Fairtrade Mark

    Claims vs Certification

    25 July 2018 by Juno Scott-Kelly

    Unregulated Market

    In New Zealand, there is no government regulation around the use of the term  Fairtrade. As such the responsibility is on you to check the validity of claims, particularly if a product does not carry an independent certification mark.  In some cases, products can claim themselves as Fairtrade, fair trade or fairly traded, but can, in fact, be far from it. Greenwashing is often used, by promoting a product as more 'green' and environmentally friendly than what is true.


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  • PNG

    Coffee & Conversation: Molock Terry from PNG visits NZ

    12 October 2017 by Juno Scott-Kelly

    Surrounded by loamy grasslands, volcanic foothills, and limestone river basins lies Unen Choit, a small coffee cooperative home to around 1,200 coffee farmers in Papua New Guinea. Accessible by boat or plane only, this remote cooperative found in the Morobe region is where coffee production all began when it first arrived in the country.

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  • Fairtrade tea

    Transforming trade to transforming lives - What does it take?

    24 August 2017 by Molly Harriss Olson, CEO Fairtrade ANZ

    The Asia Pacific is often called the world’s economic powerhouse, and for good reason. The world’s most rapidly developing region is being transformed by population growth, a rising middle class and an explosion of economic activity. Governments and businesses view it as the global epicentre for development and, let’s be honest, the centre of potential commercial profits.

    Global management consultant McKinsey has tracked the centre of the world’s economic activity, finding that it is shifting south and east towards Asia at a rate faster than at any time in human history.

    As we know, trade is a central part of this economic movement and can be a force for good – or not. This explosive economic development comes at a price. An estimated 600 million people in Asia Pacific live in poverty – that’s more than half the world’s poor. More than 490 million are undernourished and another 11.5 million – or 56% of the global total for this metric – are trapped in modern forms of slavery.


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