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  • Cocoa

    Taking a Closer Look at Today’s Cocoa Industry

    7 July 2020 by Robert Desson, Fairtrade Canada

    Robert Desson is Fairtrade Canada’s Account Manager. By demonstrating the added value of being a Fairtrade brand here in Canada, he encourages companies to engage further with the Fairtrade system and promote their Fairtrade certification. In turn, this can lead to stronger, long-term commitments to support producers.

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  • Kibinge

    Fairtrade Producer bets on online to grow its value-added coffee

    24 June 2020 by Fairtrade Africa

    Uganda is the largest exporter of coffee and second leading producer in Africa, earning the country millions in foreign exchange per annum. This vibrant coffee industry is built on the shoulders of millions of small holder farmers who produce most of the country’s coffee. 

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  • World Day Against Child Labour

    COVID-19 risks driving more children into child labour

    11 June 2020 by Fairtrade International

    The COVID-19 crisis is a disaster for millions of children. On World Day against Child Labour, we highlight the risks to children’s wellbeing and four ways Fairtrade is responding.

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  • Colombia

    Coffee Farmers in Colombia are Adapting to new Circumstances

    4 June 2020 by CLAC

    Fair Trade coffee producing organizations in Colombia are driving innovative initiatives to harvest coffee and maintain local sales amid the government-imposed quarantine following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Coffee

    COOPERATIVE IN COLOMBIA PICKS UP COFFEE ON SMALL ROADS TO HELP PRODUCERS MAINTAIN PREVENTIVE MEASURES

    20 May 2020 by CLAC

    The Coffee Producers Cooperative of High East of Caldas (Cooperativa de Caficultores del Alto Occidente de Caldas FLO ID 20739) has implemented a new strategy to buy coffee directly on the small roads to help producers who have difficulties to move to the collection centers to sell their coffee because in some places transport is limited due to the preventive measures imposed by local, state and national authorities.

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  • Banana worker

    Health and Safety - The Essentials for Essential Workers

    28 April 2020 by Julie Francoeur, Executive Director of Fairtrade Canada

    The Coronavirus pandemic has turned society upside down. While many of us struggle to stay safe at home, there are others deemed essential, like the people who grow, harvest and deliver our food. We all rely on a safe, stable supply of food; isn’t it only right that we ensure the health and safety of those who make this possible?

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  • Children

    NAPP - Our Preparedness towards Child Protection during Crisis

    24 April 2020 by Sanjeet Singh Khurana, Chief Operations Officer, NAPP

    On April 8th 2020, amidst the lockdown and rise in COVID 19 cases, I read that 94,000 calls were recorded on a National Protection Toll free number in India! These were none other than cases registered under Child Abuse.

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  • Emelia

    Earth Day: Fairtrade Africa supports alliance on climate action and living incomes in cocoa regions of Ghana

    22 April 2020 by Fairtrade Africa. Plant image by Nana Kofi Acquah.

    This year, as the world celebrates Earth Day on the 22nd April 2020, Fairtrade Africa highlights its stakeholder collaboration towards climate action. 

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  • Cotton

    My Hope for the “New Normal”: A Fashion Industry Built on Care and Partnership

    21 April 2020 by Helen Reimer, Fairtrade Canada

    The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting us all in ways we never imagined. Yet when I consider my “isolation”, in a house with my own back yard, plenty of food in the fridge and the ability to work from home, I know I am incredibly fortunate. 

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  • Oserian

    Fighting Coronavirus Through Tailoring

    20 April 2020 by Fairtrade Africa

    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. In line with this, we are featuring stories on how producers are utilizing Fairtrade Premiums to tackle the impact of COVID-19 on their workers and communities.

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