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Bananas

Fairtrade bananas are an easy and healthy way to support Fairtrade. As a simple snack or a delicious cooking ingredient, we can change the world bunch by bunch. Fairtrade bananas are showing the industry that there is another way to do business, with fairness to farmers, workers and the environment at its heart.  

Why Buy Fairtrade Bananas?

Fairtrade bananas are an easy and healthy way to support Fairtrade. As a simple snack or a delicious cooking ingredient we can change the world bunch by bunch. Fairtrade bananas are showing the industry that there is another way to do business, with fairness to farmers, workers and the environment at its heart.

The NZ Banana Report - The Big Squeeze

Bananas are a major staple and an important cash crop in developing countries. In May 2017, Basic (The Bureau for the Appraisal of Societal Impacts and Costs) released ‘The Big Squeeze’, a report commissioned by Fairtrade New Zealand, to investigate banana production in Ecuador and the Philippines - the two main sources of bananas in New Zealand. 65% of NZ banana come from Ecuador, 85% from small to medium sized farms (not plantations).  Pricing pressure is undermining the sustainable livelihoods of these farmers and causing them to cut corners in Ecuador and the Phillipines. 65% of NZ banana come from Ecuador, 85% from small to medium sized farms (not plantations).  Pricing pressure is undermining the sustainable livelihoods of these farmers and causing them to cut corners in Ecuador and the Phillipines. 65% of NZ banana come from Ecuador, 85% from small to medium sized farms (not plantations).  Pricing pressure is undermining the sustainable livelihoods of these farmers and causing them to cut corners in Ecuador and the Phillipines.

Vanilla

Found in every pantry, and an essential component of irresistible baked goods, vanilla is a delicate crop that requires careful tending.

Why buy Fairtrade Vanilla?

Found in every pantry, and an essential component of irresistible baked goods, vanilla is a delicate crop that requires careful tending.

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Ferrero chocolate a treat for farmers too

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.

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.

Increasing access to market for Papua New Guinea coffee and cocoa farmers

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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