The latest news from Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

  • Coconut close up
    20 Sep 2018

    A new Fairtrade coconut product is being cooked up in Samoa

    This July saw the official launch of Fairtrade ANZ’s engagement with the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) in Samoa. The program is the result of a partnership between Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fairtrade ANZ, Krissy Company Ltd. (Krissy Co.) and Savai’i Coconut Farmers Association (SCFA) which aims to develop a new Fairtrade organic coconut cream product for Australian and New Zealand markets. This project aims to increase incomes for 200 smallholder coconut farming households on the rural island of Savai’i and create over 30 new jobs for local Samoans.

  • Kerala farmer
    29 Aug 2018

    Fairtrade farmers recovering from Kerala floods

    The fertile cropping lands of Kerala, in southern India, have been hit by the worst monsoonal flooding in nearly a century, leaving almost 400 people dead.

  • Belize producer organisation voting
    19 Apr 2018

    Why Fairtrade can help CHOGM leaders build a true common wealth

    Increasing trade between Commonwealth nations can lead to shared prosperity – but only if five key issues are prioritised.
  • Cocoa producers from CANN in the Ivory Coast
    17 Apr 2018

    Why the commonwealth can mean more than medals

    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?

  • KBQB women at the hospital in sumatra
    06 Apr 2018

    World Health Day: Changing health outcomes one farming community at a time

    As we reflect on World Health Day, consider this one story of hope.

  • Man carries coconuts in a basket
    18 Mar 2018

    From palm tree to pantry, follow Fairtrade coconuts

    When we’re in our kitchens scooping coconut cream into a delicious curry or tantalizing dessert, it’s easy to forget how far it’s travelled before landing in the home pantry. Our gallery by photojournalist Josh Griggs follows Fairtrade coconuts from Samoan farm to factory.

  • Samoan women at a gender equality training
    07 Mar 2018


    On the island of Savai’i in the Pacific nation of Samoa, Perise is a respected leader of a coconut producers association – but she defied the odds to get there.

  • C-CAT coffee producers sorting on raised beds
    05 Jan 2018

    Cooperativa Comercio Agricola de Timor becomes Fairtrade certified

    Coffee is Timor-Leste’s second largest export following oil, however, gaining access to the international market is a significant barrier for many farmers. For the coffee producing organisation Cooperativa Comercio Agricola de Timor (C-CAT) this was no different.

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