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  • World Fair Trade Day

    Five ways to help make trade fairer

    11 May 2017 by Emily McCoy, Fairtrade Foundation

    It’s World Fair Trade Day (13th May) and campaigners, food lovers and supporters across five continents are joining together to recognise the people involved in trade throughout the supply chain of some of our favourite products.

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    Farming superheroes to the rescue

    6 June 2016 by Marike de Peña, Board Chair, Fairtrade International

    We’ve all got our own favourite superheroes. Not necessarily the muscle-bound titans of “Batman vs Superman” which has been showing all over the world in recent weeks - including my local cinema in the Dominican Republic.

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    Putting an end to child labour in supply chains

    6 June 2016 by Marike de Peña, Board Chair, Fairtrade International

    A remarkable story emerged from Berlin recently when five children aged 10 and 11 approached high street fashion outlets asking for a job, saying they were willing to work long hours for low pay. Not surprisingly, they were rejected and told they were far too young to be employed - that it would be “child labour.”


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  • Real Brazil: Brazilian Fairtrade coffee producers reveal what the World Cup means to them

    13 June 2014 by dwebb

    When you mention the word Brazil, people inevitably think of three things – carnival, football… and supermodels. Brazil has without much fanfare become an agricultural powerhouse, and is the world’s largest coffee producer and a significant player in the specialty coffee industry. As the 2014 World Cup kicks off, we ask three Brazilian Fairtrade coffee producers what the World Cup means to them.

    Daiana Tavares, General Manager, COOPFAM

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  • Fighting the banana price wars on World Fair Trade Day

    9 May 2014 by Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation

    To coincide with World Fair Trade Day, Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation, reflects on the debate generated by Fairtrade’s campaign for Fair Banana Pricing.

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