The latest news from Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

  • Makaibari Tea Estate
    11 Jan 2017

    Giving Producers a Voice: The Fairtrade Difference

    The Fairtrade difference is that we aim to provide every producer with a voice, empowering them to influence everything from setting a fair price for commodities to how their Fairtrade Premium is invested in their communities. While many certifiers don’t involve producers, we ensure everyone gets a vote, to sow the seeds for change that truly matters.  

  • Annual Report 2016
    18 Dec 2016


    Australians and New Zealanders ate almost 45 fully-laden Boeing 787 planes worth of Fairtrade chocolate last year, and washed it down with 37 Olympic swimming pools worth of Fairtrade coffee.

    Figures released today show that in 2015 Australians and New Zealanders spent $AU352m on Fairtrade certified products from a range of more than 3000. The purchases were made from the 192 licensees and traders in Australia, and 54 in New Zealand.

  • Sugarcane farmers at a Fairtrade workshop
    22 Nov 2016

    Fairtrade Pacific Stakeholders workshop

    More than 114 sugarcane growers learned about gender equality, child protection and good governance at the sixth annual Fairtrade Pacific Stakeholders Workshop.

  • Cocoa farmer Beatrice Boakye looks at her yield
    18 Nov 2016

    Fairtrade and Cocoa Life partnership gives farmers sweet taste of success

    Fairtrade and Cocoa Life – Cadbury’s sustainable cocoa-sourcing program – have embarked on an expanded partnership after seven years working together to improve the lives of cocoa farmers.

  • CEO preview image
    15 Nov 2016

    CEO BLog There are Lives in the Balance in a Warming World

    As countries wrap up their meeting in Marrakech to decide on the next steps on climate change, Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand looks at what’s at stake for the millions whose livelihood depend on sustainable coffee.

  • Timor Coffee Mill
    14 Nov 2016

    Fairtrade coffee pilot project install wet coffee mill

    In September, Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand’s Producer Support Officer, Will Valverde, visited Timor-Leste to train members of a local Fairtrade coffee cooperative on their newly installed wet coffee mill and coffee huller. 

  • Little ceo image
    13 Oct 2016

    BLOG: The Hunger Games - Achieving zero hunger requires making trade fair

    To mark World Food Day (October 16) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17), Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand explores the role of Fairtrade in achieving food security and ending hunger.

  • UN Blog
    10 Oct 2016

    BLOG UN Guiding Principles show us the way to fairer trade

    In this guest blog, Wilbert Flinterman, Senior Advisor Workers' Rights and Trade Union Relations at ETI member Fairtrade International, reprises a speech he made to the ILO about the importance of making the linkages between the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), corporate social responsibility and Fair Trade in global food and farming supply chains – and how this can benefit workers.

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