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Fairtrade tea farmers are finding new ways to innovate and grow.
A Guide to Fairtrade Certified Products
In addition to legislation, we must also address the socio-economic pressures and extreme poverty that cause cocoa farmers to resort to human rights violations.
A new guide to fair trade labels aimed at helping consumers and companies navigate the increasingly confusing world of sustainability and ethical programs has praised Fairtrade for its track record on workers’ rights, protecting the environment and unique premium payments.
Fairtrade International announced increased flexibility in its standards to enable producer organizations to take immediate action to protect the health and livelihoods of farmers, workers and their communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sales of Fairtrade certified cocoa from Côte d’Ivoire in the fourth quarter of 2019 increased farmers’ earnings by approximately $15.1 million USD compared to non-Fairtrade cocoa, according to preliminary figures released by Fairtrade International last month.
This year more so than ever, mothers (and all parents) deserve to be recognized for how they’ve gone above and beyond, often becoming homeschool teachers, recreation leaders and schedule keepers, all while balancing working and trying to maintain their own health and wellness.
Around the world, business is adapting to minimize the spread of COVID-19. At Fairtrade America, we’re doing our part by working virtually. Our work is ongoing and we’re committed to assisting the producers that are at the heart of our system.
Fairtrade sugar farmers from the remote Manduvira Cooperative in western Paraguay are celebrating an extraordinary achievement – the ribbon-cutting of the world’s first producer-owned Fairtrade organic sugar mill.