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Some pairings just make sense. Peanut butter and jelly. Simon and Garfunkel. While each has its virtues individually, together they add up to something even better. Such is the case when you pair Fairtrade with organic, because each brings out the best in the other.
Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month - we realize we're kicking off early - Fairtrade America is featuring Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Rebecca Walker Reczek, Ph.D., an associate professor of marketing at Ohio State University, shares insights from recent research on ethical shopping.
Lifestyle brand Conscious Step adds Fairtrade Certification
The coffee rust crisis of 2012 -2013 laid bare the precarious situation that hundreds of thousands of Latin American coffee farmers face every day. In some communities, farmers lost as much as 90 percent of their crop. Even today many farmers are struggling to recover. For some, diversification through beekeeping is showing promising results. Today on National Coffee Day, we've invited Food 4 Farmers, an NGO working with coffee farmers, to share their important work.
It's Fair Trade Month! And with it comes the launch of Fairest of Them All - the biggest awareness campaign from Fairtrade America to date.
By definition, a theory is a work in progress. A really good theory, though—the kind that becomes accepted as fact—is rooted in evidence.
Tapping into the global development agenda, Fairtrade America, the international Fairtrade system, and the farmers and workers we serve aim to make major contributions to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Ariel Bramble, part of Fairtrade America's Business Development team, traveled to the West Indies and had the opportunity to visit Fairtrade farmers in the Windward Islands.
Twenty-five women cocoa farmers documented and dramatized their challenges and aspirations in a short documentary putting the focus on gender and rights in rural Western Africa.