Fairtrade ANZ's Blog

  • 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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  • PNG

    Coffee & Conversation: Molock Terry from PNG visits NZ

    12 October 2017 by Juno Scott-Kelly

    Surrounded by loamy grasslands, volcanic foothills, and limestone river basins lies Unen Choit, a small coffee cooperative home to around 1,200 coffee farmers in Papua New Guinea. Accessible by boat or plane only, this remote cooperative found in the Morobe region is where coffee production all began when it first arrived in the country.

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  • Makaibari Tea Estate

    Fairtrade's Impact - How do we measure up?

    5 October 2017 by By Arisbe Mendoza Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Fairtrade International

    Have you ever seen those house makeover shows? The ones where they transform a family’s run-down, drab house into a dazzling dream home in the space of a week, and everyone marvels at the before and after pictures.

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  • Dario Soto Abril

    Fairtrade: setting our sights on the future

    20 September 2017 by Dario Soto Abril, CEO of Fairtrade International

    An opinion piece by Darío Soto Abril, Chief Executive Officer of Fairtrade International. This piece first appeared on PlanetaFuturo/ElPaís on September 19, 2017 and is reproduced with their kind permission.

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  • Back the plan

    The need for zero carbon emissions by 2050!

    29 August 2017 by Molly Harriss Olson

    Climate action will not only safeguard New Zealand’s future. It will also support vulnerable communities who are already at the frontline of climate change.

    As New Zealanders gear up for an election on Saturday 23 September, Fairtrade and 13 other aid agencies have joined forces to urge political action on climate change.

    Back the Plan: Back to Zero calls on all New Zealand political parties to establish binding climate legislation and a Zero Carbon Act.

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  • Fairtrade tea

    Transforming trade to transforming lives - What does it take?

    24 August 2017 by Molly Harriss Olson, CEO Fairtrade ANZ

    The Asia Pacific is often called the world’s economic powerhouse, and for good reason. The world’s most rapidly developing region is being transformed by population growth, a rising middle class and an explosion of economic activity. Governments and businesses view it as the global epicentre for development and, let’s be honest, the centre of potential commercial profits.

    Global management consultant McKinsey has tracked the centre of the world’s economic activity, finding that it is shifting south and east towards Asia at a rate faster than at any time in human history.

    As we know, trade is a central part of this economic movement and can be a force for good – or not. This explosive economic development comes at a price. An estimated 600 million people in Asia Pacific live in poverty – that’s more than half the world’s poor. More than 490 million are undernourished and another 11.5 million – or 56% of the global total for this metric – are trapped in modern forms of slavery.


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  • Preview Will

    Coffee is in my blood: Will Valverde looks back on 10 years since his first visit to NZ!

    17 August 2017 by Will Valverde interviewed by Fairtrade New Zealand

    As someone who has grown up surrounded by coffee farms his entire life, Will Valverde, well-known coffee connoisseur and educator speaks to us about his time with Fairtrade and the importance of striving for continual improvement with farmers and traders in today’s volatile coffee market.

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  • 100517 Mothers Day tiramisu Preview

    Spoil Mum with a Fairtrade afternoon tea

    9 May 2017 by Stefanie

    Make Mum’s day with a special spread that you create just for her.

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