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True fair trade is about mutually beneficial relationships rooted in trust and respect spanning geographic and cultural boundaries.
Fairtrade organic certified Almond Gold Bar among best of America’s food movement
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 way food is produced and traded is an important contributor to purchase decisions for many consumers. Changing attitudes, new perspectives on fair trade and ethical certifications highlighted in new research from GlobeScan and Fairtrade America.
Lifestyle brand Conscious Step adds Fairtrade Certification
New research finds that the future of coffee depends on adequate income for farmers. A pilot study by Fairtrade International and True Price shows that despite sustainability pledges in the coffee sector, many coffee farmers struggle to make ends meet.
Fairtrade International has announced the appointment of Darío Soto Abril as its next Chief Executive Officer. Darío is currently COO, Deputy Director and Legal Counsel at The Trust for the Americas, the non-profit affiliate of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC. He will take up his new role in Bonn, Germany, in February 2017.
More than 1.65 million Fairtrade certified farmers and workers benefit from sales of Fairtrade labeled products. Beyond sales on Fairtrade terms, the international Fairtrade system supports farmers and workers as they work to create the future they want to see. A new effort by Fairtrade America will help them go even further.
According to new research, the social and environmental footprint of cotton from Fairtrade farmers is five times lower than conventionally produced cotton.