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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 coffee

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • mei yeni at the hospital in Sumatra

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

    31 March 2018 by Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand

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

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  • Cocoa farmer who grows Fairtrade certified cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire

    Ferrero chocolate a treat for farmers too

    21 March 2018 by Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand

    In Côte d’Ivoire there’s a union called ECOOKIM, made up of 23 cocoa-growing cooperatives covering more than 10,000 individual cocoa farmers. And they just got some very good news.

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  • Conscious Consumers lets you filter Fairtrade products near you

    Locate Fairtrade products near you with Conscious Consumers

    10 January 2018 by Fairtrade New Zealand

    Admit it. You whip out your wallet multiple times per day, often to spend on tasty food and drinks. And while your bank balance might not be too thrilled with your three-lattes-before-midday habit, there is a simple way to make sure your spending sprees are good for something.

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  • C-CAT coffee producers sorting on raised beds

    Cooperativa Comercio Agricola de Timor becomes Fairtrade certified

    20 December 2017 by Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

    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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