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  • Fairtrade Fortnight: The Last Leg

    10 March 2014 by Donna Simpson, Press Officer at the Fairtrade Foundation

    The weekend saw the face of Fairtrade Fortnight, Foncho, visiting Scotland as the final leg of the Fortnight producer tour. Donna Simpson, press officer at the Fairtrade Foundation, witnessed the strength behind the campaign with him.

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  • Vince Cable: Will you help Make Bananas Fair?

    4 March 2014 by Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation

    As Business Secretary Vince Cable has a run in with some human bananas this week, Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation, urges government to act to Make Bananas Fair. 

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  • On the road with a Fairtrade producer

    3 March 2014 by Jenny Foster, Bristol and South West Fairtrade Co-ordinator

    Jenny Foster, Bristol and South West Fairtrade Co-ordinator, has been hosting Margarita Espinoza, a Fairtrade coffee producer from Nicaragua, this Fairtrade Fortnight. Here Jenny explains how valuable producer tours are.

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  • What do you do with 5,000 Fairtrade bananas?

    26 February 2014 by Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    This Monday saw the world’s first ever Fairtrade banana billboard unveiled on Clapham Common to mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight. Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, explains the thinking behind the 5,000 banana-studded stunt.

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  • Meet Foncho - the face of Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

    25 February 2014 by dwebb

    This week marks the start of the Fairtrade Foundation’s Make Bananas Fair campaign – a campaign targeted at government to intervene in supermarket pricing practices.

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  • Fairtrade Fortnight 2014: Make Bananas Fair

    24 February 2014 by Michael Gidney, Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation

    Today marks the launch of Fairtrade Fortnight and the Make Bananas Fair campaign. Michael Gidney, Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation, explains why we need to make sure all bananas are sourced fairly and ethically in the UK.

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  • Setting the Fairtrade Minimum price - about more than just keeping the wolf from the door

    20 February 2014 by Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research

    Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation, recently visited Embracoop, a 70-member co-operative close to Santa Marta on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Here he explains why farmers need a fair price for their fruit to earn a sustainable living.

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