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  • Tanzanian coffee farmer

    Make YOUR voice count

    19 May 2017 by Rebecca Turner, campaign manager, Fairtrade Foundation

    Would you campaign for fair pay for farmers in the developing world? 

    The Fairtrade Foundation petitions the UK government for fair trade across the globe.

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  • Gold

    Discover Fairtrade Gold - Twitter chat

    29 September 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Gold. A symbol of love, right? Look behind the glitz, and the reality is not so glamorous. Fairtrade works to change this by bringing miners and jewellers together to regulate the industry.

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  • Towns

    Suffolk Fairtraders join forces

    21 September 2016 by Steph Bennell, Fairtrade Town Co-ordinator, Framlingham

    The launch of the Suffolk Association of Fairtrade Towns this summer is a much needed boost for poor farming communities around the world.

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  • Fairtrade CEO Mike Gidney and campaigners

    Brexit: Trade deals are about to be rewritten, let’s make them fair

    21 July 2016 by Michael Gidney, CEO at the Fairtrade Foundation

    A few weeks ago history was made when the UK decided to leave the EU. The impact on business, the grocery industry and the Fairtrade movement in particular, could be profound. What will happen to the single market? What will happen to our food prices? After all, food security was one of the main reasons the European common market was set up and businesses have been following its rules of trade for decades.


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  • sugar 1

    25 years on Fairtrade is still needed

    11 March 2016 by Anne Salter, Fairtrade campaigner

    Anne Salter has been a Fairtrade campaigner for the past 15 years. In February 2016, she had the opportunity to meet several Fairtrade producers, as a part of the programme ‘Empresas sociales exportadores’ with Social Enterprise UK from the Federacion de organizaciones sociales de Costa Rica and the British Embassy in Costa Rica. Here, she shares her story.

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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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