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  • Malawi 2

    A sugar cane farmer Allan Saidi blogs about Fairtrade Fortnight

    27 February 2015 by Allan Saidi, Fairtrade Secretary of Kasinthula Cane Growers Association based in Chikwawa Southern region of Malawi.

    Allan Saidi is taking part in the Fairtrade campaigners' producer tour across Wales during Fairtrade Fortnight with Fair Trade Wales. Find out where you can meet him here .

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  • Read our new policy report - Sugar Crash

    Beyond cash for access, who is really calling the shots in EU trade policy

    20 February 2015 by Barbara Crowther, Director of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation

    Today, to mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight, we launched our Sugar Crash report, highlighting the potentially disastrous consequences of recent EU sugar reform for hundreds of thousands of small scale sugar cane farmers and their families.

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  • Campaigns team

    Influencing positive EU change over breakfast

    12 November 2014 by Rachael Sweet, Communities Campaigns Officer, Fairtrade Foundation

    In a previous life I worked with community groups raising money to support people living with dementia. Their passion stemmed from watching their beloved family members change in front of their eyes, ravaged by a disease with no cure. Before working for Fairtrade, I thought the depth of feeling couldn’t be as strong, as the beneficiaries of the Fairtrade system are so geographically removed from campaigners in the UK. I was wrong. The UK has one of the most powerful networks of Fairtrade campaigners, volunteering their time in towns, schools and places of worship to promote Fairtrade products and values throughout the community. Their passion for the farmers and workers who produce our favourite products is overwhelming.

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