Fairtrade

Fair Trade

Welcome to our Fair Trade Blog Section.

The Fairtrade Foundation was set up to help producers in poorer countries get a fair price for their work. So when you buy something with a Fairtrade logo on it, you know that a fair amount of the money is going towards helping the community where it came from. This extra money is usually put into things that can help the local community – like bicycles to help workers travel to work or new wells to provide water.

Fairtrade is a simple yet incredibly important idea – it’s all about giving the people who produce the things you buy a fair price for their work.This may seem obvious, but lots of people in poorer countries have to sell their goods at prices so low that they can’t make a decent living.

Often, only a tiny bit of the money you pay for something goes to the person who actually made it! This happens a lot when we import things from poorer countries. Did you know that nearly half the people in the world live on less that £2 a day?

There are many everyday foods and products that you can buy with Fairtrade. All are easily identifiable with a special Fairtrade sticker..

Below is the latest news and information blogs about Fair Trade.

Hardgate Primary kids hand over Fairtrade event proceeds to Castle Douglas Scouts

Get daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe See our privacy notice Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Great donation Pupils at Hardgate Primary raised money through a Fair Trade assembly, coffee morning and baking done in school, all with Fair Trade ingredients. They decided to donate the £150 proceeds to the Castle Douglas Scouts who are raising money for 10 of their members to go on a trip to Kenya to…

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Town Hall flies Fairtrade flag

… flag to mark Fairtrade Fortnight. Matt Wilkinson, chairman of Fairtrade Eastbourne, said … than 74 countries participating in Fairtrade.” The Fairtrade Mark is an independent … to display the Fairtrade Mark it must meet international Fairtrade standards. These … Source link

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Praise for Fairtrade Contribution to local Sugar Sector

The Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) has been able to secure premium sugar prices with help from its affiliation with EU-based social movement, Fairtrade Sugar. Fiji’s Fairtrade Cane Producers’ associations are part of the grower associations that are affiliated to Fairtrade globally. They were set up in Fiji, in 2012, to promote the interests of Fijian sugar cane farmers. FSC is primarily involved in the negotiation and sale of sugar. The Fairtrade premium of US$60 (FJ$128.55) per tonne is paid directly…

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St Andrews Fairtrade committee angry over lost signs

A war-of-words has broken out in the Royal Burgh with one community group blaming another. St Andrew’s Fairtrade Town committee say both the community council and Fife Council have removed their ‘Fairtrade Town’ signs, with a further claim that this was done without any consultation. The town has held it’s Fairtrade status since November 2005, something it’s hugely proud of, and, to advertise that achievement, had signs erected, proclaiming its award. Now, chair of the group, Peter Robinson is asking…

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India is one of the fastest growing Fairtrade markets

India is touted to be one of the fastest growing markets for Fairtrade. The proof: in 2017-18, eight new brands made a commitment to sourcing through Fairtrade-certified supply chains, taking the total number of Fairtrade certified brands in India to 17. “In 2017, we became the world’s largest Fairtrade peanut market and are seeing a significant traction for Fair fashion in India. In the past year, eight new brands made a commitment to sourcing from Fairtrade certified supply chains. These…

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Black Country Chamber is Officially a ‘Fairtrade Workplace of World Changers’

The chamber is committed to supporting businesses to improve their social impact whilst also implementing a plan of action internally. With this in mind, following conversations with the local Wolverhampton City Fairtrade Partnership about how to engage more with local organisations, the chamber decided to lead by example and become a Fairtrade workplace. Corin Crane, chief executive of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, said: “We want to lead by example with our social impact work and this is our…

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Fairtrade renewable energy: shedding light on clean energy’s dirty secret

The world is coming together on renewable energy. Trust in technology such as solar and wind power generation is increasingly reflected in the investment it receives from governments around the globe. In the UK, fairness to the consumer and affordability are at centre stage as the country look to eradicate fuel poverty on the road to a zero-carbon future. The Scottish government is considering a not-for-profit energy utility to compensate the consumer by reducing the amount of energy trading in…

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Scottish Week success for Fairtrade Group

Published: 16:27 Tuesday 31 July 2018 The Peterhead and Buchan Fairtrade Group hosted an information stall for Peterhead Scottish Week at the town’s Buchan House last week. Peterhead North & Rattray councillor Anne Allan, who is involved with the Fairtrade Group, said: “We were delighted with the response we received to our Fairtrade stalls during Scottish Week. “It is a simple way each one of us can make a difference through our everyday choices.…

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World Chocolate Day: How Co-op is helping female farmers to sell Fairtrade chocolate bars worldwide

A community enterprise is empowering women in West Africa to produce and sell chocolate and become future leaders a year after it was launched. Co-op helped set up the Fairtrade Africa’s Women’s Leadership School project, which works with women in cocoa farming groups in Ivory Coast, in Spring 2017. The project hopes to empower the women as future leaders. It aims to encourage the younger generation to be cocoa farmers as many are choosing to move to the city in…

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mwb Fairtrade Wertpapierhandelsbank AG (MWBG.DE) Key Developments

<!– Mwb Fairtrade Wertpapierhandelsbank H1 Profit On Ordinary Activities At Between EUR 700,000-800,000 –> <!– –> Tuesday, 3 Jul 2018 05:03am EDT  July 3 (Reuters) – MWB FAIRTRADE WERTPAPIERHANDELSBANK AG ::FOR H1 EXPECTS PROFIT ON ORDINARY ACTIVITIES TO REACH EUR 700,000-800,000.H1 NET FEE AND COMMISSION INCOME OF BETWEEN EUR 2.1 MILLION AND EUR 2.2 MILLION (PREVIOUS YEAR: € 2.5 MILLION).MWB FAIRTRADE WERTPAPIERHANDELSBANK – EXPECTS H1 TRADING RESULT TO DECREASE TO BETWEEN EUR 6,800 THOUSAND AND EUR 6,900 THOUSAND.  Source link

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Region renews Fairtrade status – Pocklington Post

Published: 15:10 Saturday 23 June 2018 The East Riding has renewed its status as a Fairtrade county, helping to improve the lives of farmers and workers in the developing world. The Fairtrade status has been renewed until 2020 thanks to the work of the Fairtrade East Riding Network (FERN), an active voluntary group of which East Riding of Yorkshire Council is a member. FERN works across the East Riding to develop awareness of, and support for, Fairtrade. Issued by…

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University gains Fairtrade University and College Award

Oxford is now a Fairtrade University after securing accreditation under the new Fairtrade University and College Award Scheme. The Fairtrade Foundation announced the result today. It marks a big step forward in ensuring the people who produce the University’s food and drink get a fair cut of the proceeds. The new scheme sets stretching actions which will take the University several years to achieve. Fairtrade certification is something students have asked for and the student body were closely involved in…

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