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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.  

Support Fairtrade this Easter

It's that time of year again! Tis the season to indulge in all things chocolatey.

Fairtrade fever hits Kiwis shoppers and farmers are the winners

New Zealanders and Australians ate almost 45 fully-laden Boeing 787 planes worth of Fairtrade chocolate last year, and washed it down with 37 Olympic swimming pools worth of Fairtrade coffee.

CEO Blog: Unlocking World Health

Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand CEO Molly Harriss Olson explores what a healthy humanity looks like in light of this year’s World Health Day theme of depression.   “Promoting and protecting health and respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights are inextricably linked.” Health and Human Rights Linkages, from the WHO’s Health and Human Rights section

Pacific Producers launch the Fairtrade Pacific Sub-Network

As the number of Fairtrade producers organisations in the Pacific grows, so does their participation and influence in the global Fairtrade system. 

THE NEW “WOMEN’S WORK”: TOWARD MORE EQUAL PRODUCER ORGANISATIONS

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.

Coffee growers in PNG invest in quality improvement technology

In early June, Fairtrade launched the project “Coffee quality improvement though wet coffee mills” in Papua New Guinea (PNG). 

Fashion Revolution Day calls Global brands to account

Thousands of people across 68 countries will today challenge fashion brands to do better for the farmers and factory workers who make their clothing.

Reflecting on the Legacy of the Late Phillip Toyne

Fairtrade Board Member, Kim McKay AO, shares her reflections on the late Phillip Toyne, AO.

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