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Fiji sugar farmers adapt to survive

When Cyclone Winston drove a destructive path across the Pacific in February 2016, it was just the latest in a series of extreme weather events to hit Fiji. Winston left 44 people dead in its wake and is estimated to have caused more than $1.4 billion worth of damage across the region. As so often before, farming communities bore the brunt of the devastation. Communities there are struggling to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Shopping Sustainable? Best make LOFT-y Choices

Every day we’re confronted by a deluge of options in the super market aisle. Making the sustainable choice can be a chore. But if you think LOFTy – local, organic and Fairtrade – you’ll find items that are good for you and good for the planet.

Fairtrade Impact: How do we measure up?

How do we know when Fairtrade succeeds? How do we know when there's room for improvement? Measuring impact is a difficult task requiring long-term investment and a complex understanding of the topic. Arisbe Mendoza, Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Fairtrade International, provides this guest blog on the release of Fairtrade’s latest impact report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). 

A Day in the life of a Fair Trade Mom: Newborn Edition

Every mom wants the best for their child. When you’re a fair trade mom like me, you also want to make sure it's best for the planet and the people producing the things you use every day.

6 Christmas Movies to Explain Fairtrade to Friends & Family

Get everyone on the couch! Curl up with some Fairtrade hot chocolate, cookies , and this list of Christmas movies, and give your loved ones the ultimate gift – a social justice education. 

Make Your Holidays Fairtrade

The holidays are fast approaching and everyone is on the hunt for the perfect gift. Sharing gifts gives us a sense of joy, but have you ever considered giving a gift that also impacts the lives of farmers and workers that produce them? This holiday season, extend the impact of your gift-giving by sharing Fairtrade certified products with your friends and family.

5 Minutes for Fair Trade Fashion

Shireen Musa has seen an increase in students at the Fashion Institute of Technology having an interest in fair trade fashion. She’s currently conducting research on this topic and needs your help.

Release: Fairtrade America Partners with Barnraiser to Push Better Food

Innovative platform aims to be largest collection of products, people and stories on the Internet. Discover healthy, good foods.

Leveling the ground for women in Kenya’s flower industry

This Mother’s Day, Fairtrade is proud to celebrate mothers everywhere. Today we shine a spotlight on Rosemary Achieng, a mother of three who is also a supervisor at a Kenyan flower farm. Look for Fairtrade products as you shop for your mother this year!

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