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Fairtrade Access Fund welcomes new country and new product in its portfolio | Incofin

Fairtrade Access Fund welcomes new country and new product in its portfolio | Incofin | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
The Fairtrade Access Fund (FAF) made its first investments in Bolivia, in two Bolivian exporters, PAMOC SRL and Green Forest Products. Both received a Trade Finance Loan of USD 500,000 to support the financing of chestnut, also known as Brazil nut.
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News feed from Ethical Consumer - Fair For Life

The latest news and comment about ethical shopping, the ethical market and Ethical Consumer.
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World’s great forests could lose half of all wildlife as planet warms – report | Environment | The Guardian

World’s great forests could lose half of all wildlife as planet warms – report | Environment | The Guardian | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
From the Amazon to Africa, WWF report predicts catastrophic losses of as much as 60% of plants and 50% of animals by the end of the century
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Atelier Swarovski unveils first Fairtrade gold collection at Baselworld

Atelier Swarovski unveils first Fairtrade gold collection at Baselworld | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
Brand reaffirms its commitment to conscious luxury by launching a Fairtrade gold collection adorned with Swarovski-made diamonds.
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Sustainable Cotton Ranking 2017 | Scores

Sustainable Cotton Ranking 2017 | Scores | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
Check out the 2017 Sustainable Cotton Ranking of 75 international companies. See how companies can contribute to a sustainable cotton sector.
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Fair Trade Certification: Challenges of Creating Sustainable Coffee Practices in Indonesia –

Fair Trade Certification: Challenges of Creating Sustainable Coffee Practices in Indonesia – | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
Indonesia is the third largest producer of coffee worldwide after Brazil and Viet Nam. Around 67.7% of the total coffee production in Indonesia is for export. The main export destination countries for Indonesian coffee are United States, Europe, and Japan. These end consumers of coffee products are more and more aware about sustainable agriculture practices…
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This Fairtrade Fortnight - Open the door to Fairtrade Gold

This Fairtrade Fortnight - Open the door to Fairtrade Gold | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
It's Fairtrade Fortnight!... And as a Fairtrade Gold Registered Jeweller I'd like to share with you exactly where the Fairtrade gold I use comes from, and why I'm opening the door to fairtrade and closing the door on exploitation!
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Ethical Tourism Does Not Help the Planet | .TR

Ethical Tourism Does Not Help the Planet | .TR | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
Ethical tourism is not solution to ecological dangers.
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Retail sales for Fairtrade grew by 7% in 2017

Retail sales for Fairtrade grew by 7% in 2017 | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
Support for Fairtrade continues to grow in the UK, with new independent sales figures revealing retail sales for Fairtrade products grew by 7% i
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Better Cotton Initiative personal stories | ISEAL Alliance

Better Cotton Initiative personal stories | ISEAL Alliance | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
The work of the Better Cotton Initiative has changed the lives of thousands of cotton farmers in countries across the world. The organisation has put together a collection of stories with farmers discussing what this means for them personally.
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Trends in organic agriculture and sustainability standards in low income countries: outlook and development challenge - European Commission

Trends in organic agriculture and sustainability standards in low income countries: outlook and development challenge - European Commission | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
InfoPoint Lunchtime Conference: Trends in organic agriculture and sustainability standards in low income countries: outlook and development challenge
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5 easy Fairtrade swaps to make

5 easy Fairtrade swaps to make | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
Did you know that millions of farmers and workers who produce the food we eat don’t earn enough to feed their own families? It's Fairtrade Fortnight, which puts the spotlight on the farmers who grow the food we eat, promotes a living wage and fair trade for their crops. But what can we actually buy that's Fairtrade? Isn't it more expensive and not as tasty? Mary sheds the light on 5 easy Fairtrade swaps we can all make, that don't break the bank and taste amazing.
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The popularity of Fairtrade in the UK - Kantar

The popularity of Fairtrade in the UK - Kantar | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
What does Kantar data say about the Fairtrade movement in the UK?
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Oil palm landscapes: Indonesia’s game of palms

Oil palm landscapes: Indonesia’s game of palms | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
Finding ways to conserve forests in the face of expanding plantations
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The Path to Responsible Sourcing in the Jewellery Sector

The Path to Responsible Sourcing in the Jewellery Sector | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
These days, jewellers use many terms to describe their efforts to ensure that their products aren’t the result of abusive mining practices: “Responsible sourcing,” “ethical sourcing,” “responsible business conduct,” and “sustainable luxury” for example. Many jewellers want to be sure to avoid unwittingly using gold mined by children—a valid concern, as I found out when I visited gold mines in Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, and the Philippines and met children working in deep pits and processing gold with mercury. But what should jewellers do to avoid contributing to human rights abuses in their supply chain?
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Fairtrade projects cope with climate change: from biogas to carbon credits

Fairtrade projects cope with climate change: from biogas to carbon credits | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
Fairtrade projects cope with climate change: from biogas to carbon credits
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The Fare of Fairness: The Fundamental Injustice of Fair Trade

The Fare of Fairness: The Fundamental Injustice of Fair Trade | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
A paradoxical contradiction resides within the movement: Fair Trade obscures a history of injustice and exploitation in the plantations that bear its label.
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[The effectiveness of standards in driving adoption of sustainability practices: A State of Knowledge Review] [ISEAL] [Standards Impacts]

[The effectiveness of standards in driving adoption of sustainability practices: A State of Knowledge Review] [ISEAL] [Standards Impacts] | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
This ISEAL commissioned report, carried out by 3keel and the University of Oxford, aims to understand the effectiveness of sustainability standards and certification tools in driving the adoption of more sustainable practices in certified entities, thereby contributing to the achievement of key sustainability outcomes.
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#Review: The Darjeeling Distinction. Labor and Justice on Fair-Trade Tea Plantations in India.

In The Darjeeling Distinction, Sarah Besky provides a highly readable and theoretically ambitious ethnography of tea plantations in West Bengal’s Darjeelin
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MOBIOM – Cotton in Mali –

MOBIOM – Cotton in Mali – | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
On the penultimate day of Fairtrade Fortnight will look at how Fairtrade works with cotton farmers in Mali and how they are developing to compete with richer cotton farms that receive subsidies in countries like the USA and China, as well as the European Union. The Malian Organic Movement (MOBIOM) began in 2002 and is…
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New coalition puts knowledge and skills into the hands of those who need it –

New coalition puts knowledge and skills into the hands of those who need it – | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
CABI has joined forces with the ISEAL Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coalition in the fight to implement better, less chemical-dependent, ways for farmers to manage agricultural pests and diseases that account for around 40% of lost crops worldwide. By linking with the Plantwise Knowledge Bank, the coalition aims to share knowledge on sustainable pest management…
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Future of Cocoa in Indonesia: A study of climate change

Future of Cocoa in Indonesia: A study of climate change | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
One of the biggest threats to the future of our cocoa is climate change. That's because without the right climate and adaptation to climate change, farmers can't grow as much cocoa. And without cocoa, we won't have our favorite chocolate bars.
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Sainsbury's 'Fairly Traded' mark (almost) passes ASA challenge

Sainsbury's 'Fairly Traded' mark (almost) passes ASA challenge | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
Labour MP Stella Creasy's complaint about Sainsbury's new 'Fairly Traded' mark and scheme, which the supermarket launched last year as an alternative to Fairtrade certification, has been partly upheld by the ad watchdog.
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Robust Fairtrade Coffee Products : Rombouts coffee

Robust Fairtrade Coffee Products : Rombouts coffee | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
Rombouts coffee - The demand for Fairtrade products is increasing as consumers become more aware of the conflict that surrounds many of their favorite foods, whic
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2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit to Showcase Approaches to Balancing Economic Growth, Forest Conservation and Human Well-Being

2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit to Showcase Approaches to Balancing Economic Growth, Forest Conservation and Human Well-Being | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
The 3rd APRS will be a key regional event which brings together government, business, civil society and the research community to generate practical a
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Is price a barrier to ethical food sales?

Is price a barrier to ethical food sales? | Fair and Sustainable Trade | Scoop.it
Almost half of shoppers in the UK are discouraged from buying ethical food because of its price – but the Fairtrade Foundation insists fairtrade products offer “something for everybody”.
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