The latest news from Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

  • 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.


  • Picking tea
    10 Oct 2016

    BLOG UN Guiding Principles show us the way to fairer trade!

    In this guest blog, Wilbert Flinterman, Senior Advisor Workers' Rights and Trade Union Relations at ETI member Fairtrade International, reprises a speech he made to the ILO about the importance of making the linkages between the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), corporate social responsibility and Fair Trade in global food and farming supply chains – and how this can benefit workers.


  • Nazma Akter profile
    03 Oct 2016

    We're workers, not slaves: a Bangladeshi woman’s quest to change the fashion industry

    In the wake of the latest tragic factory incident in Bangladesh, Fairtrade spoke to Nazma Akter, a garment worker about workers’ rights.

  • Unen Choit Cooperative
    03 Oct 2016

    Unen Choit becomes Fairtrade Certified

    Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand is pleased to announce that Unen Choit Cooperative Society has achieved Fairtrade certification, making it Papua New Guinea’s fifth Fairtrade certified producer organisation.

  • Handful of coffee beans
    30 Sep 2016

    International Coffee Day: Time to reflect on the impact of climate change

    Whether it’s your morning get-up-and-go or your afternoon pick-me-up, we can all agree coffee is worth celebrating, but what would happen if it was no longer available. 


  • Makaibari Tea Estate
    26 Sep 2016

    Fairtrade strengthens support for farmers and workers

    It has been a year of great impact for Fairtrade. The latest Fairtrade International Annual Report, ‘Driving Sales, Deepening Impact’, showcases many exciting initiatives having positive impact for the 1.6 million Fairtrade farmers across 75 countries. With innovative new programs focusing on areas such as textiles, climate and gender, Fairtrade’s work continues to address the issues most pressing to farmers in developing countries around the world. 


  • Farmers from Alang Daom playing Producer Library games
    08 Sep 2016

    BLOG Fairtrade a new school of thought

    As the world pauses this week to celebrate the achievements of generations committed to knowledge and education through the annual International Literacy Day, Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand Strategic Partnerships Manager and designer of the Fairtrade Producer Library, Sandra Méndez, talks about the issue of lack of access to information in small farming communities and Fairtrade’s efforts to address it.


  • Deingi Fulunga Neknasi Coffee Farmer
    02 Sep 2016

    Fairtrade Art Exhibition Stori bilong Fairtrade

    New Fairtrade art exhibition Stori Bilong Fairtrade set to take visitors on a journey through the eyes of Fairtrade farmers.
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