The latest news from Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

  • Rio receives Fair Trade City certificate
    17 Aug 2016

    The Olympic City becomes a Fair Trade City

    A golden moment for Rio De Janeiro as it becomes a Fair Trade Town during the Olympic Games.

  • Earth Overshoot Day
    08 Aug 2016

    How do you top up a planet

    This Earth Overshoot Day we're asking the question- how do you top-up a planet?

  • HOAC farmers cupping
    28 Jul 2016

    Farmer visit leads to limited release single origin specialty coffee

    Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand has been working with small-scale farmers across a range of commodities – coffee, cocoa, coconuts, sugar and vanilla – in the Pacific since 2006.  Our work has been focussed on supporting these farmers to form strong farmer organisations, build their capacity to trade sustainably, access international Fairtrade markets and connect them with buyers.

  • Valentina, Molly with board members and NAPP exec at General Assembly 2016
    15 Jul 2016

    Fairtrade ANZ Chair Valentina Tripp elected to the Fairtrade International Board

    Chair of the Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand Board, Valentina Tripp, was elected to the Fairtrade International Board, at the recent Fairtrade General Assembly in Bonn, Germany. This is an exciting development for Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand, the Asia Pacific region and the wider Fairtrade community in helping to ensure interests of both farmers and markets in the Asia-Pacific region are well represented

  • International Day of Cooperatives
    01 Jul 2016

    The power of cooperatives strength in numbers

    What is a cooperative and why are they so important to Fairtrade? Read our International Day of Cooperatives blog to discover more.

  • Ferrero commitment to Fairtrade
    14 Jun 2016

    Boost for Cocoa and Sugar Farmers as Ferrero Increases its Fairtrade Commitment

    Italian confectionery company Ferrero will double the amount of cocoa it purchases from Fairtrade farmers – to 40,000 metric tonnes over the next three years. Ferrero also announced a new collaboration with Fairtrade on cane sugar, with plans to source 20,000 metric tonnes of Fairtrade cane sugar between mid-2016 and 2019.


  • Coffee hull used as organic fertiliser
    06 Jun 2016

    June Blog Farming superheroes to the rescue

    This World Environment day we salute our Fairtrade farming super heroes! Find out why here. 

  • Fairtrade ANZ gender inequality second image
    03 Jun 2016

    Fairtrade ANZ and CARE International join efforts to tackle gender inequality in PNG

    Gender inequality is a major barrier to human development. It is estimated that closing the gender gap in agriculture would reduce the number of undernourished people by 100-150 million, and could increase agricultural output in developing countries by 2.5 to 4 percent. Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand and international development organisation CARE International have joined efforts to unlock the influence of Papua New Guinean female farmers in the economic and social development of their communities.   


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