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  • Vanilla Pod

    Sustainable Vanilla Prices to Achieve a Living Income for Farmers

    9 November 2019 by Carla Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Senior Advisor Sustainable Livelihoods

    Natural vanilla has drawn attention in recent years due to its soaring price, rivaling even silver in 2017. While that might on the surface seem like a good thing for vanilla farmers, the instability of the market for the world’s second most expensive spice (after saffron) does much more harm than good.

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  • organic month

    7 things you didn't know were Fairtrade & Organic

    21 September 2017 by Fairtrade America

    Out of a wide range of great Fairtrade products, there are many that are also organic certified! We’re celebrating all things organic for National Organic Month this September with this great list.

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  • Madagascar vanilla youth

    Vanilla farmers in Madagascar leading against child labor

    18 July 2017 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager

    Vanilla is a labor-intensive crop that requires hand pollination outside of its natural habitat in Central America. It’s also one of the world’s most expensive spices, but that premium price doesn’t translate to decent income for vanilla farmers, which puts many families at risk. In working to improve livelihoods, Fairtrade farmers in Madagascar are confronting child labor and taking their efforts to the national level. 

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  • Ice Cream for Breakfast Day 2016

    Win Ice Cream for Breakfast

    5 February 2016 by Mary Linnell-Simmons, Marketing and Communications Manager

    February 6th is Ice Cream For Breakfast Day (yes...yes it is). Enter our flash competition to win a pint of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream to celebrate!

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