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Setting our sights on the future

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of Fairtrade International. Over these two decades, Fairtrade has gone from being a small initiative to a global movement. In 2015 alone, $8.1 billion Fairtrade products were consumed, a 16% increase from 2014. These purchases benefited 1.6 million producers and workers across 75 countries.

A Visit to Papua New Guinea for Coffee Day

There’s more to coffee than meets your tastebuds! This Coffee Day, we’re taking you on a photographic journey to Papua New Guinea to share the story behind the beans. When you savor Fairtrade coffee, you make a tangible difference for small-scale farmers around the globe. Check out our full list of certified coffees here.

Fairtrade Farmers Spur Nationwide Changes on Child Labor in Belize

Belize’s Ministry of Labor makes strong steps toward addressing child labor nationwide. Advocacy efforts by sugar cane farmers were influential in the move.

Ok, Ladies, Now Let’s Talk Caffeination!

How your morning coffee can help support female workers globally

10 Fairtrade Coffee Facts to Kick off the Morning

How important is a good cup of coffee to you? With the average American drinking 1.85 cups per day, it’s clearly something to consider when you make that trudge from bed to the coffee maker. Here are a few facts while you wait for that coffee to brew.

This Month, March to your store! Ask for Fairtrade Bananas!

Equal Exchange is celebrating everyone’s favorite yellow fruit the entire month of March (no offense, lemons). Check out this banana flowchart to learn how bananas get from the fields of Ecuador to your store (and remember to ask them to stock Fairtrade).

Finding Justice for Farmworkers, Telling their Story

As we celebrate Cesar Chavez and his achievements for farmworkers across the U.S., Kerstin Lindgren of the Fair World Project shares this blog on the importance of supporting dignified work for farmworkers.

Release: Fran’s Chocolates Receives Prestigious Good Food & SOFI Awards

Fairtrade organic certified Almond Gold Bar among best of America’s food movement

Empowering producers means sharing power with producers!

The fair trade movement aims to alleviate poverty and empower producers. This means working alongside farmers and workers as a team. This guest blog from Lewis & Clark College professor and fair trade researcher Elizabeth Bennett discusses why it’s important to include producers, and what you can do to advocate for this best practice.

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