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International Climate Agreements are Failing Smallholder Farmers

 A report published this week by Oxfam has criticized the Paris climate talks for having ‘failed’ poorer countries adapting to global warming. Entitled “Unfinished Business”, it points out the financial support pledged to tackle climate change falls well short of what is needed, which means those most vulnerable to its impact – small-scale farmers – are being 'left on their own'. Victor Biwot, a tea farmer from Kenya, agrees the West needs to be more realistic.

3 World Fairtrade Challenge Events

World Fair Trade Day is this Saturday and people from coast to coast will be celebrating everything Fair Trade.

A Salute to Rural Women

Women play a large role in global agriculture and often don’t receive the full benefits of their work. For International Day of Rural Women, we feature three Fairtrade farmers and their important work.

What is Fairness: Giving Voice to the Unheard Worker

Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month, we are featuring Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Today Shamini Dhana of Dhana, Inc. asks, "Where is the connection and conversation today between the end customer and the people behind the scenes who make the products we consume daily?"

Who’s the Fairest: Protecting Farmers and Children This Halloween

Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month, we are featuring Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Today Todd Larsen of Green America shares tips on how to make your Halloween treats make a difference for cocoa farmers.

What is Fairness: Let’s make Fair Trade the norm, not the outlier

Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month, we have featured Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Josh Wise is Development and Communications Director at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, an organization celebrating 30 years of using policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.

Fairtrade Pays: Helping Business Do Better

Many businesses survive by a modified 'whatever it takes' mentality that ignores many externalities. But there is a growing case for incorporating the greater good in your business model.

Who’s the Fairest: Why Fairness in the Gum Industry Can Be a Sticky Subject

Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month, we are featuring Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Phoebe Neel is a photojournalist, photographer, and floral designer based in Providence, RI. She is also the proud daughter of Glee Gum founder Deborah Schimberg.

We are workers, not slaves: A Bangladeshi woman’s quest to change the fashion industry

In the wake of the latest tragic factory incident in Bangladesh, Fairtrade spoke to Nazma Akter, a garment worker, about workers’ rights.

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