The latest news from Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

  • Fairtrade coffee drinkers
    14 Feb 2017

    Blog: How everyday actions can make the world a fairer place

    Ever wondered about the impact of your morning cuppa at work?


    Who can possibly end world hunger or achieve comprehensive climate action on their own? At least, that’s the catch-cry of people who want to good in the world, but don’t know how. After all, in the face of such enormous global inequality, it can be hard to see how the actions of one person can create change.


    But equality begins at home and in the workplace, where even the tiniest everyday decisions can make a huge difference in the broader scheme of things. Thinking about how much coffee and tea you drink over an average week, it takes only a short amount of time before each drink adds up to something much larger on a global scale. 


    Here’s the good news: this can actually be quite easy! At Fairtrade, we focus on both the global picture and on the small, everyday actions you can take to make the world a fairer place. That’s why we believe that the simplest action – like enjoying some coffee, tea or chocolate in your workplace – can empower farmers and workers. 

  • Makaibari Tea Estate
    11 Jan 2017

    Giving Producers a Voice: The Fairtrade Difference

    The Fairtrade difference is that we aim to provide every producer with a voice, empowering them to influence everything from setting a fair price for commodities to how their Fairtrade Premium is invested in their communities. While many certifiers don’t involve producers, we ensure everyone gets a vote, to sow the seeds for change that truly matters.  


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    18 Dec 2016

    FAIRTRADE FEVER HITS KIWI 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.

  • Sugarcane farmers in Fiji attend training sessions with Fairtrade
    22 Nov 2016

    Fairtrade Pacific Stakeholders workshop held in Fiji

    More than 114 sugarcane growers learned about gender equality, child protection and good governance at the sixth annual Fairtrade Pacific Stakeholders Workshop. 

  • Cocoa farmer Beatrice Boakye
    18 Nov 2016

    Fairtrade and Cocoa Life partnership gives farmers sweet taste of success

    Fairtrade and Cocoa Life – Cadbury’s sustainable cocoa-sourcing program – have embarked on an expanded partnership after seven years working together to improve the lives of cocoa farmers.

  • CEO preview image
    15 Nov 2016

    CEO BLog More than the Morning Coffee

    As countries wrap up their meeting in Marrakech to decide on the next steps on climate change, Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand looks at what’s at stake for the millions whose livelihood depend on sustainable coffee.

  • Timor Coffee Mill
    14 Nov 2016

    Timor-Leste Fairtrade Coffee Project

    In September, Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand’s Producer Support Officer, Will Valverde, visited Timor-Leste to train members of a local Fairtrade coffee cooperative on their newly installed wet coffee mill and coffee huller. 

  • Little ceo image
    13 Oct 2016

    BLOG The Hunger Games: achieving zero hunger requires making trade fair

    To mark World Food Day (October 16) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17), Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand explores the role of Fairtrade in achieving food security and ending hunger.


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