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Good for Business Women and Development

Encouraging women's involvement in primary production can have massive financial benefit, a new study by the Fairtrade Foundation has found.

FAIRTRADE BRANDS SECURE TOP SPOTS IN ETHICAL FASHION REPORT

Fairtrade brands have once again received top marks when it comes to protecting the rights of farmers and workers, according a new report released today. 

Fairtrade responds to A Matter of Taste Report

A report released this week reinforces the strength of certification systems such as Fairtrade as robust mechanisms to help end exploitation, especially child and forced labour in the chocolate supply chain. Among all certification schemes operating in the cocoa supply chain, the report ‘A Matter of Taste’ scored Fairtrade the highest overall. The report acknowledged the significant impact of certifiers and businesses in addressing critical issues such as unacceptable labour practices of children in the sector. However, we consider that its limited scope, brevity and methodology do not fully reflect the extent of Fairtrade’s work into building a robust, comprehensive and proactive approach to address and prevent child and forced labour, including human trafficking.

BLOG UN guiding principles show us ways 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.

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.

Unsustainability in New Zealands banana supply chain

Bananas take out the top spot as Kiwi’s favourite fruit, yet support for sustainable banana supply chains remain weak in the retail space.

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.

Samoan coconut farms

When we’re in our kitchens scooping coconut cream into a delicious curry or tantalizing dessert, it’s easy to forget how far it’s travelled before landing in the home pantry. Our gallery by photojournalist Josh Griggs follows Fairtrade coconuts from Samoan farm to factory.

New program seeks to close gender gap

The Women’s School of Leadership, which launched last week, is an innovative new programme which will improve women’s opportunities in cocoa communities in Côte d’Ivoire. The programme is being led by the producer network Fairtrade Africa.

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