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  • Cocoa farmer in Ghana

    FAIRTRADE WELCOMES NEW COCOA FLOOR PRICE IN COTE D’IVOIRE AND GHANA AS BENEFIT FOR FARMERS

    19 June 2019 by Fairtrade International

    Fairtrade today welcomed the announcement by the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to implement a floor price for cocoa of US$2,600 per metric tonne. Farmers in the two countries, which together produce more than 60 percent of the world’s cocoa supply, have been hit hard by a collapse in cocoa prices in 2017.

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  • On a coffee farm in Nicaragua, a member of a fairtrade certified co-op collects dried coffee beans ready for transport to the coffee warehouse. By: Sean Hawkey

    Fairtrade and Colombian President meet to tackle coffee crisis

    14 June 2019 by Fairtrade International

    The leaders of Colombia and Fairtrade met on May 30th to discuss ways out of the global coffee price crisis which is driving millions of coffee farmers further into poverty.

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  • Hanging with rust resistant coffee plants with Carlos Reynoso Manager of Manos Campesinas (right) Alli O'Connell Accounts and Marketing Manager of Fairtrade America (center) and Victor Manuel Perez Lopez ACIPACU in Tajumulco, San Marcos, Guatemala.

    48 hours debunking the myth that fair trade coffee isn’t high quality

    12 June 2019 by Alli O'Connell, Marketing & Accounts Manager

    I spent 48 hours with Fairtrade coffee cooperatives in the Western Highlands of Guatemala and debunked the myth that fair trade coffee isn’t well…good.

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  • Students learning at a school in Malawi that was entirely funded by Fairtrade Premiums in 2012. By: Chris Terry

    One hundred years on – will we finally bring an end to child labor?

    12 June 2019 by Anita Sheth, Senior Advisor Social Compliance and Development, Fairtrade International

    In 2019 the International Labor Organization (ILO) is celebrating its 100th year. From the beginning, protecting children from labor exploitation has been a core part of ILO’s work.

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  • Fairtrade coffee farmers from KBQB

    Camp with Dad this Father’s Day

    10 June 2019 by Jason Sanches, Events & Campaigns Manager

    Summer is just about to begin and camping season is in full swing. Father’s Day is also right around the corner so what better way to spend quality time with dad than camping in Fairtrade style? Fuel your Father’s Day camping trip with this ethically-sourced gear.

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  • A worker plunges his hands into freshly picked coffee cherries in Caldas, Colombia.

    We love coffee. Are we willing to pay the price?

    6 June 2019 by Peter Kettler, Senior Coffee Manager at Fairtrade International

    How much is coffee worth to you?

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  • Coffee farmer in Indonesia

    Worried about wildlife? Sustainable agriculture could be the answer.

    4 June 2019 by Marika McAlevey, Fairtrade Sweden

    Earth's species are dying out faster than ever before, according to a new UN report. It’s clearly a global crisis - but it also directly affects us in our own local environment. We have to find a way to halt this catastrophic crisis in nature, and sustainable agriculture could provide the answer.

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  • Worker harvesting bananas in Ghana by Nathalie Bertrams

    Working Together for Better Wages in Ghana

    28 May 2019 by Martin Atkin, Fairtrade International

    Fairtrade is pioneering a new approach to labor relations on certified banana plantations. Trade unions, employers and workers are sitting down together to plan a future that is financially sustainable, gender inclusive and safe. Fairtrade International’s Senior Advisor Workers' Rights and Trade Union Relations, Wilbert Flinterman, reflects on an intense three days of meetings in Ghana.

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  • Isabella with coffee farmer in Colombia

    Isabella Pacheco on Coffee Sourcing

    22 May 2019 by Fairtrade Network of Asia and Pacific Producers

    Fairtrade is a global network working to share the benefits of trade more equitably. Recently, Fairtrade America’s own Isabella Pachecho was interviewed by the Fairtrade Network of Asia and Pacific Producers for the newsletter they share with their producers. Read more about Isabella and her advice for coffee producers as they grow their businesses.

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  • FACC Forum on Sustainability & Innovation

    Reduce your business’s carbon footprint by asking these two questions

    20 May 2019 by Alli O'Connell, Marketing & Accounts Manager

    In an attempt protect our planet, commodities, and livelihoods, the Paris Climate Agreement intends to maintain the increase in global temperature well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Leaders in sustainability like Danone, Gotham Greens, L’Oréal, Terracycle and Fairtrade America came together at the FACC Forum on Sustainability & Innovation to discuss how they are taking an active role in global climate action.

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