FAIRTRADE COFFEE: HANDS UP, NOT HAND OUT

  • June 24, 2015

A response to Tim Harford’s article published on the Business Day, 12 June edition.

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WHEN GOING TO SCHOOL IS TOO DANGEROUS, KIDS ARE KEPT IN CHILD LABOUR

  • June 12, 2015

Today marks the 14th World Day Against Child Labor, and this year the focus is on the critical role of quality education in tackling child labor. It’s clear that life-changing education requires much more than a building, books and instructors—we must place equal attention on ending gender-based violence.

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SOUTH AFRICA PIONEERING FAIRTRADE SMME PROGRAMME

  • May 22, 2015

In a world first, the “Small Licensee Programme” launched by Fairtrade South Africa in collaboration with FLOCERT, the independent auditing body specialised in Fairtrade audits, will enable boutique coffee roasters to acquire Fairtrade certification.

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Traveling Media Library

  • May 19, 2015

Considerable effort needs to be made to provide farm workers’ children with the tools and knowledge required to enable them to fulfill their potential. It is proposed that if children can be assisted to develop new goals for their lives and think differently about themselves, their current situation and future, they may be inspired to follow t

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FAIRTRADE COFFEE & CHOCOLATE WEEK, WHAT’S YOUR FLAVOUR?

  • May 11, 2015

What better way to keep warm this winter than to join in the fun with Fairtrade Coffee & Chocolate Week running from 3-9 August? The campaign, themed – What’s your flavour? - promises to take consumers on a choco-nated journey of the senses as we shed a spotlight on all things dark, decadent and delicious.

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FAIRTRADE SALES IN SOUTH AFRICA

  • May 08, 2015

Sales of Fairtrade certified products in South Africa are up - with increases of as much as 190% in core categories. Fairtrade sales have grown from R287m in 2013, to R294m in 2014, with growth of as much as 190% in key product categories.

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USE OF FAIRTRADE DEVELOPMENT PREMIUM IN SOUTH AFRICA 2014

  • May 07, 2015

In addition to strict social and environmental standards, unique to Fairtrade is the Fairtrade Development Premium (FDP). It is an empowerment tool used to achieve equality and sustainability in the agricultural sector. The FDP further embodies the principles of empowerment that are at the core of the Fairtrade movement.

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INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR BOSMAN FAMILY VINEYARDS

  • April 24, 2015

South Africa, Wellington: On Wednesday, 22 March, at a glittering ceremony in London, Bosman Family Vineyards was recognised for their ethical business practices at The Drinks Business Green Awards when they were announced as the runner up for The Ethical Company of the Year Award.

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SHARING KNOWLEDGE TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE TOGETHER

  • April 22, 2015

This Earth Day Fairtrade International is putting the spotlight on the many farmers around the world struggling with the effects of climate change.

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NEW 'FAIRTRADE BRASIL' CONNECTS BRAZILIAN CONSUMERS TO BUY FAIRTRADE FROM LOCAL FARMERS

  • April 15, 2015

Brazilian consumers now have the power to help farmers in Brazil and developing countries build better futures for themselves, by choosing products with the FAIRTRADE Mark in stores across Brazil.

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