In a consumer-driven world, gold is one of our most loved and valuable products. But do we know the real price paid to produce it? The Fairtrade Foundation’s Amy Ross explains why, just as with tea and coffee, we must demand the FAIRTRADE Mark on gold.
One of the strange things about big international summits is that most of the work takes place in advance, says Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research, Fairtrade Foundation.
This week the world’s most powerful G8 leaders are meeting to discuss issues including plans to tackle poverty and child mortality in Africa. Here Frank Olok, Network Coordinator of Malawi Fairtrade Network, explains the impact Fairtrade is having on poverty in Malawi.
At David Cameron’s Hunger Summit on Saturday, another three African nations signed up to the G8’s controversial flagship New Alliance for Food Security & Nutrition, an initiative that, according to its own hype, aims to raise 50 million people out of poverty by 2022 whilst contributing to global food and nutrition security.
You can’t really argue with the noble ambition in itself. How this goal is to be achieved is the controversial part, writes Barbara Crowther, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Fairtrade Foundation.
There is enough food in the world for everyone, yet 1 in 8 people do not have enough food to eat. The Fairtrade Foundation is a member of the 200-strong NGO coalition calling on G8 leaders to end global hunger. Rebecca Turner, Fairtrade’s Supporter Campaigns Manager, is calling on Fairtrade supporters to add their voice to the protest this weekend.
by Tim Aldred, Fairtrade Foundation’s Head of Policy and Research.
The International Development Committee released a new report on global food security yesterday (4 June), with new recommendations for government strategy on securing food supplies for the future. The good news is - smallholders are recognised as key to global food security.
How can Fairtrade cotton bring together a Premier League football club, a 14-year-old Malawian, a new web platform and a Fairtrade cotton clothing company? Kate Jones, Education Campaigns Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation explains.
by Martine Parry, Fairtrade Foundation Media Manager.
Yesterday, on a sunny but very blustery morning we stood outside Number 10 Downing Street in London. We went there to hand in our Make Food Fair petition, calling on David Cameron to show leadership at the G8 by putting smallholder farmers firmly at the top of his agenda.
Yesterday’s tragic building collapse in Bangladesh reinforces why fashion brands and consumers must take responsibility in their buying says Aimee MacPherson from People Tree.