The latest news from Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

  • Coffee panel
    01 Oct 2017

    International Coffee Day 2017

    There’s a lot more to coffee than what meets the tastebuds, and this International Coffee Day, we’re looking at the story behind the beans. On a recent trip to Papua New Guinea with Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand and our partners, photojournalist Josh Griggs captured some images to showcase exactly where our coffee comes from. 

  • Savai'i
    05 Sep 2017

    Savai’i Coconut Farmers Association invest in land productivity

    In July 2017, Savai’i Coconut Farmers Association (SCFA) in Samoa were excited to launch their first Fairtrade Premium project, worth 9,500 NZD, supplying all 121 members with gardening tool kits. Members of the association now have much needed spades, bush knives and files, which will increase their productivity. Having these tool kits supplied was voted and agreed upon by the majority of SCFA members during their 2016 Annual General Meeting. The Fairtrade Premium was paid to the association by their local buyer, Krissy Co., who is working to increase the markets for Samoan coconut cream. This Premium project coincides with a replanting pilot project aimed at replacing aging coconut trees.  


  • 12 Jul 2017

    Celebrating 20 years of Fairtrade International

    On Fairtrade International’s anniversary, we look back on what we’ve all achieved so far, and look forward to building the Fairtrade of the future.
  • PNG Coffee Cupping
    29 Jun 2017

    Improving quality and creativity is the next step for Papua New Guinea coffee

    How many of us truly know who grows the coffee we consume? Did you know that many coffee farmers also don’t know who consumes the coffee they grow? The journey of a single coffee bean is turbulent, covering thousands of kilometres, going through many processes along its voyage. It is exposed to a range of environments, with the potential to alter its flavour and profile, before it finally reaches that morning cup.

  • World Fairtrade Challenge
    16 May 2017

    Over 2 Million Support the World’s Largest Fairtrade Celebration

    This weekend saw 5,500 New Zealanders joining in a country-wide celebration of the difference Fairtrade is making for farmers and workers worldwide. Events ranged from a Guinness World Record Attempt for ‘largest group of people dancing with bananas’, to pedal-powered banana smoothies, banana triathlons and bake-offs.

  • Côte d’Ivoire
    15 May 2017

    New program seeks to close gender gap

    The Women’s School of Leadership, which launched last week, is an innovative new programme which will improve women’s opportunities in cocoa communities in Côte d’Ivoire. The programme is being led by the producer network Fairtrade Africa.

  • Mother's day gifts
    09 May 2017

    Five easy & ethical Fairtrade gifts for the last minute Mother's Day shopper

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if your Mum is anything like most of ours, you’re probably not getting any hints around what is most desired in the present department.

    To ease last-minute present panic, we’ve collated the perfect feel-good gift guide that not only places you firmly in the good books with your Mum but gives back to the workers, and farmers who produced the products.

    From Fairtrade coffee and chocolate to beautifully hand woven Fairtrade scarves, our easy and ethical gift guide has you covered!

  • Close up of bananas in tree
    30 Apr 2017

    Unsustainability in New Zealand’s banana supply chain: What you need to know

    Bananas take out the top spot as Kiwi’s favourite fruit, yet support for sustainable banana supply chains remain weak in the retail space.

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