The latest news from Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

  • Coconut Samoa
    20 Sep 2018

    A new Fairtrade coconut product is being cooked up in Samoa

    This July saw the official launch of Fairtrade ANZ’s engagement with the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) in Samoa. The program is the result of a partnership between Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fairtrade ANZ, Krissy Company Ltd. (Krissy Co.) and Savai’i Coconut Farmers Association (SCFA) which aims to develop a new Fairtrade organic coconut cream product for Australian and New Zealand markets. This project aims to increase incomes for 200 smallholder coconut farming households on the rural island of Savai’i and create over 30 new jobs for local Samoans.

  • Farmer in Kerala Floods
    29 Aug 2018

    Fairtrade farmers recovering from Kerala floods

    The fertile cropping lands of Kerala, in southern India, have been hit by the worst monsoonal flooding in nearly a century, leaving almost 400 people dead.

  • Belize producer organisation voting
    19 Apr 2018

    Why Fairtrade can help CHOGM leaders build a true common wealth

    Increasing trade between Commonwealth nations can lead to shared prosperity – but only if five key issues are prioritised.
  • Cocoa producers from CANN in the Ivory Coast - CEO Blog
    17 Apr 2018

    Why the commonwealth can mean more than medals

    Every four years, Australians are reminded of that remnant of British imperialism, the Commonwealth. And every four years, we ask ourselves the same question: is the Commonwealth really relevant?

  • Samoan women at a gender equality training workshop
    06 Apr 2018

    World Health Day: Changing health outcomes one farming community at a time

    As we reflect on World Health Day, consider this one story of hope.

  • Samoan women at a gender equality training workshop
    07 Mar 2018

    The New “Women’s Work”: Toward more equal producer organisations

    On the island of Savai’i in the Pacific nation of Samoa, Perise is a respected leader of a coconut producers association – but she defied the odds to get there.

  • C-CAT coffee producers sorting on raised beds
    20 Dec 2017

    Cooperativa Comercio Agricola de Timor becomes Fairtrade certified

    Coffee is Timor-Leste’s second largest export following oil, however, gaining access to the international market is a significant barrier for many farmers. For the coffee producing organisation Cooperativa Comercio Agricola de Timor (C-CAT) this was no different.

  • Coffee
    01 Oct 2017

    International Coffee Day 2017

    There’s a lot more to coffee than what meets the tastebuds, and this International Coffee Day, we’re looking at the story behind the beans. On a recent trip to Papua New Guinea with Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand and our partners, photojournalist Josh Griggs captured some images to showcase exactly where our coffee comes from. 

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