The latest news from Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

  • 20 years preview
    12 Jul 2017

    Celebrating 20 years of Fairtrade International

    On Fairtrade International’s anniversary, we look back on what we’ve all achieved so far, and look forward to building the Fairtrade of the future.

  • PNG Coffee Cupping
    29 Jun 2017

    The next step for Papua New Guinea coffee is all about improving creativity and quality!

    How many of us truly know who grows the coffee we consume? Did you know that many coffee farmers also don’t know who consumes the coffee they grow? The journey of a single coffee bean is turbulent, covering thousands of kilometres, going through many processes along its voyage. It is exposed to a range of environments, with the potential to alter its flavour and profile, before it finally reaches that morning cup.

  • NESCAFÉ GOLD ORGANIC LAUNCH 2017
    19 May 2017

    NESTLE LAUNCHES FAIRTRADE NESCAFÉ GOLD ORGANIC

    This week Fairtrade joined Nestlé and sustainability - focussed celebrity chef Darren Robertson in launching the new NESCAFÉ Gold Organic in Australia - a Fairtrade certified coffee available countrywide.

  • World Fairtrade Challenge
    16 May 2017

    More than 2 Million Supporters Join the World’s Largest Fairtrade Celebration

    The World Fairtrade Challenge weekend saw nearly 50,000 Australians joining in a country-wide celebration of the difference Fairtrade is making for farmers and workers worldwide. Events ranged from a market held by the Melbourne Cricket Club at the MCG, to morning teas in some of the most remote parts of the country including Kalgoorlie, Lightning Ridge, Rapid Creek and Broome.

  • Côte d’Ivoire
    15 May 2017

    New Program with Women Cocoa Farmers Seeks to Close Gender Gap

    The Women’s School of Leadership, which launched last week, is an innovative new programme which will improve women’s opportunities in cocoa communities in Côte d’Ivoire. The programme is being led by the producer network Fairtrade Africa.


  • Molly Preview
    20 Apr 2017

    Taiwan's first female president declares support for Fairtrade

    Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand's CEO, Molly Harriss Olson, recently travelled to Taiwan with Fairtrade’s newly appointed Global CEO, Dario Soto Abril. During the visit President of Taiwan Tsai Ying-Wen acknowledged Fairtrade as an important model for addressing the inequities in global trade.

  • Ethical Fashion Report
    19 Apr 2017

    FAIRTRADE BRANDS SECURE TOP SPOTS IN ETHICAL FASHION REPORT

    Fairtrade brands have once again received top marks when it comes to protecting the rights of farmers and workers, according a new report released today. 


  • Tongan Vanila
    14 Apr 2017

    Competing to find the best vanilla grower on the island of Vava’u

    Last month the Vanilla Growers Association of Vava’u (VGA) in Tonga rolled out their first Fairtrade Premium project which aimed to reward members’ efforts and encourage excellence in the production of vanilla. With the backing of their General Assembly and the support of the Vava’u vanilla industry, a competition was held using VGA’s Premium to recognise vanilla growers who demonstrated their mastery of best practices of vanilla production.

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