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Unpredictable weather patterns, extreme temperatures, increased problems with pests. While some pretend that climate change isn't happening, Fairtrade farmers around the world are facing undeniable impacts. But they aren't waiting for world leaders at the COP21 meetings in Paris, many of them are taking action now.
This piece first appeared in Spanish on Planeta Futuro/El País on December 9, 2015 and is reproduced with their kind permission.
Alison Streacker is a recent graduate who supports the Fairtrade America Outreach Team. She is an avid ethical shopper and has put together a handy gift guide for anyone looking to make their holiday giving a bit more sustainable.
While we don't certify handicrafts, amazing organizations like Ten Thousand Villages do. This guest blog explains a bit more about this longtime fair trader. Chat with them (and us!) on our next #FairtradeChat on Twitter.
This week, the Fairtrade International team is at COP21 in Paris, advocating on behalf of small-scale farmers who are affected by Climate Change.
The following statement comes from Fairtrade International.
Raju Ganapathy is a Fairtrade liaison officer in India, working to support producers to become Fairtrade certified and train them on the Standards. In this blog, he talks about his training methods and his use of new technology to support producer organizations (SPOs).
Fairtrade America's Executive Director Hans Theyer represented the global Fairtrade system this week at the United Nations delivering remarks on Fairtrade's contributions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The following blog was written by Harriet Lamb and first published on the Huffington Post on July 8, 2015