The latest news from Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

  • 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.


  • Nazma Akter profile
    03 Oct 2016

    A Bangladeshi woman's quest to change the fashion industry

    In the wake of the latest tragic factory incident in Bangladesh, Fairtrade spoke to Nazma Akter, a garment worker about workers’ rights.


  • Unen Chpit Cooperative
    03 Oct 2016

    Unen Choit Cooperative Society Becomes Fairtrade Certified

    Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand is pleased to announce that Unen Choit Cooperative Society has achieved Fairtrade certification, making it Papua New Guinea’s fifth Fairtrade certified producer organisation.

  • Fairtrade, Best On Ground
    30 Sep 2016

    Fairtrade coffee is best on ground this International Coffee Day!

    If footy is religion then enjoying coffee must be our greatest Aussie hobby! This Saturday 1st October marks both the Australian Football League Grand Final and the second International Coffee Day - so at Fairtrade we’re showcasing some best on ground performances of our own.


  • Makaibari Tea Estate
    26 Sep 2016

    Fairtrade deepens impact and support for farmers and workers

    It has been a year of great impact for Fairtrade. The latest Fairtrade International Annual Report, ‘Driving Sales, Deepening Impact’, showcases many exciting initiatives having positive impact for the 1.6 million Fairtrade farmers across 75 countries. With innovative new programs focusing on areas such as textiles, climate and gender, Fairtrade’s work continues to address the issues most pressing to farmers in developing countries around the world. 


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