Fairtrade news

Kenya’s coffee reforms must involve farmers, says Fairtrade

- Thursday December 8th, 2016 – 07:18 AM

The 18th of August 2016 saw Fairtrade coffee farmers from across Kenya gather in Nyeri County to discuss and put a statement on the Report released by the National Task Force on Coffee Sub-sector Reforms, and the General Coffee Regulations. They began by appreciating the move by H.E The President Uhuru Kenyatta on his exhortation […]

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Moroccan Fairtrade cooperative scoops the Marjolaine award

- Thursday December 8th, 2016 – 07:16 AM

On the 4th of October 2016, Cooperative Tighanimine was awarded the French prize for international solidarity known as Prix des Femmes Marjolaine (French prize Marjolaine). This award targets the Mediterranean region and it awards women conducting exemplary actions in food and agriculture development Cooperative Tighanimine, which brings together women producing argan oil, scooped the award […]

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FTA@ the Trade for Sustainable Development Forum

- Thursday December 8th, 2016 – 07:15 AM

From 28th-30 September 2016, the Executive Director, Dr Nyagoy Nyong’o represented Fairtrade Africa at the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) annual Trade for Sustainable Development Forum (T4SD) in Geneva, Switzerland. The event was running in conjunction with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) public forum and the theme was “Data-driven decision making in sustainable value chains.” Speaking […]

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Fairtrade breakfast

- Thursday December 8th, 2016 – 07:13 AM

On the 16th of November, Fairtrade Africa and Africa Agricultural Trade and Investment Fund (AATIF) held a breakfast meeting in Nairobi where they announced a new partnership that provides an opportunity for producers and their supply chains to access finance. While opening the event, FTA’s Executive Director, Dr Nyagoy Nyongo noted: “Our members have told […]

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Fairtrade gains support from local leaders fundraising

- Thursday December 8th, 2016 – 07:09 AM

“Dine with a difference” – a campaign that was started by Fairtrade Foundation two years ago, with a goal of providing a small grant to Fairtrade producers was awarded to Kabngetuny women in coffee. Two years on, the project recently received local support at producer level. Hon Justice Muturi, the speaker of Kenya’s national assembly […]

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Humans of Fairtrade (HOFT)

- Thursday December 8th, 2016 – 06:56 AM

In August 2016, Fairtrade Africa launched a social media platform for communicating Fairtrade’s impact among workers, farmers and their communities. Humans of Fairtrade runs as both a Facebook page and an Instagram account. Three interns from the University College Utrecht in Netherlands suggested the need to communicate impact especially to consumers. Since the existing social […]

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It takes a village project equips communities for responsiveness

- Thursday December 8th, 2016 – 06:55 AM

Starting November 2016, the IT TAKES A VILLAGE project in Côte d’Ivoire embarked on distribution of 12 motorbikes, 17 bicycles and 58 mobile phones to its child labour committees and youth leaders. The project is paying for phone access and telephone communication contract with ORANGE for the next one year, for the 58 youth leaders. […]

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One on one with our Board member: Mr Fortin Bley

- Monday December 5th, 2016 – 08:38 AM

 1. What spurred your interest to join the Fairtrade Africa Board? For me joining the Board of FTA, which is the African Network, is to make my modest contribution to the voice of the African producers. I have a personal commitment to raise the voice of farmers. My main objective is to help my peers […]

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Cocoa producers to benefit from increased cocoa purchases

- Wednesday September 21st, 2016 – 06:24 AM

Fairtrade cocoa producers will soon be reaping more returns from their cocoa sales though the FSP (Fairtrade Sourcing Partnership) program. In June 2016, Ferrero, an Italian confectionery company, announced that it will double its cocoa purchases from Fairtrade farmers to 40,000 metric tonnes over the next three years. “Ferrero’s long-term commitment means cocoa farmers in […]

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Fairtrade Africa participates in the Eco-conference 2016

- Wednesday September 14th, 2016 – 07:07 AM

The Executive Director of Fairtrade Africa, Dr. Nyagoy Nyong’o was a panel discussant at the Eco-conference in Basel, Switzerland held on Friday May 27, 2016. In her presentation, Nyagoy explained the challenges and opportunities in small- scale farming that she had experienced while working as an auditor with FLOCERT and currently as the Executive Director […]

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