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Tate & Lyle and Fairtrade sugar farming in Belize


This video shows a number of sugar farmers in Belize speaking about their problems following a recent hurricane and welcoming the announcement by Tate and Lyle that sugar production will, in future, be in accordance with Fair Trade standards.

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Fairtrade goes luxury with Traidcraft


Through working with Traidcraft, the UK’s leading fair trade organisation, Glisten Confectionery has recently begun supplying products for the Traidcraft confectionery range.

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Starbucks and Fairtrade partner in Rwanda


Starbucks, Fairtrade organisations join in sustainable development efforts in Rwanda; new Rwanda Fairtrade Certified Coffee coming to UK Starbucks in 2010; business forum explores entrepreneurial spirit focusing on responsible capitalism.

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Vitmark includes the poor in its value chain.


Vitmark, a leading beverages producer in Ukraine, includes the poor at various points of its value chain: as suppliers of locally grown quality produce, as employees, and as low-income consumers through the offering of low-price juices.

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Reuters Market Light: Creating Efficient Markets


Reuters Market Light (RML), a business incubated by Thomson Reuters, is a pioneering mobile phone-based agri information service provider. The service is designed to provide farmers with personalised timely and actionable agricultural information from pre-sowing to post-harvest stages through SMS...

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Venture capital for low-income markets in Latin America and the Caribbean


Investing in housing, healthcare, education, basic utilities and nutrition can not only fulfill a social mission, but can also be a profitable business venture.

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Sam's Club introduces new fair trade certified coffee from Brazil


Warehouse retailer Sam’s Club converted its ground coffee to be Fair Trade Certified ™. The first nationally available, private-label Fair Trade Certified ground coffee developed to appeal to mainstream customers, Member’s Mark Premium Ground is expected to become a leader in national sales of Fair...

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Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ commitment to ethical sourcing


The Fairtrade Foundation UK and Fairtrade Mark Ireland are members of Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) which joins Conservation International (CI) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) as partners in the Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ commitment to ethical sourcing.

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Fairtrade Cadbury Dairy Milk goes global as Canada, Australia and New Zealand take Fairtrade further into mainstream


Cadbury extended its commitment to Fairtrade by confirming that three more markets had recieved Fairtrade certification for the flagship Cadbury Dairy Milk brand in 2010. This move in Canada, Australia and New Zealand brought the independent Fairtrade Mark into millions more homes in five of...

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UK first as Cadbury Dairy Milk takes Fairtrade further into mainstream


Cadbury Dairy Milk launched its new Fairtrade-certified chocolate bars, becoming the first mass market chocolate to gain certification from the Fairtrade Foundation.