The latest news from Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

  • Presentation of Fair Trade Town certificate
    17 Aug 2016

    The Olympic City becomes a Fair Trade City

    A golden moment for Rio De Janeiro as it becomes a Fair Trade Town during the Olympic Games.

  • Earth Overshoot Day
    08 Aug 2016

    How do you top up a planet

    This Earth Overshoot Day we're asking the question- how do you top-up a planet?

  • Valentina, Molly and members of the board and NAPP at the General Assembly 2016
    15 Jul 2016

    Fairtrade ANZ Chair Valentina Tripp elected to the Fairtrade International Board

    Chair of the Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand Board, Valentina Tripp, was elected to the Fairtrade International Board, at the recent Fairtrade General Assembly in Bonn, Germany. This is an exciting development for Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand, the Asia Pacific region and the wider Fairtrade community in helping to ensure interests of both farmers and markets in the Asia-Pacific region are well represented

  • Ferrero commitment to Fairtrade
    14 Jun 2016

    Boost for Cocoa and Sugar Farmers as Ferrero Increases its Fairtrade Commitment

    Italian confectionery company Ferrero will double the amount of cocoa it purchases from Fairtrade farmers – to 40,000 metric tonnes over the next three years. Ferrero also announced a new collaboration with Fairtrade on cane sugar, with plans to source 20,000 metric tonnes of Fairtrade cane sugar between mid-2016 and 2019.


  • Coffee hull used as organic fertiliser
    06 Jun 2016

    June Blog Farming superheros to the rescue

    This World Environment day we salute our Fairtrade farming super heroes! Find out why here. 


  • Fairtrade ANZ gender equality workshop image
    03 Jun 2016

    Fairtrade ANZ and CARE International join efforts to tackle gender inequality in PNG

    Gender inequality is a major barrier to human development. It is estimated that closing the gender gap in agriculture would reduce the number of undernourished people by 100-150 million, and could increase agricultural output in developing countries by 2.5 to 4 percent. Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand and international development organisation CARE International have joined efforts to unlock the influence of Papua New Guinean female farmers in the economic and social development of their communities.   


  • World Fairtrade Challenge
    11 May 2016

    BLOG: Will we still be drinking coffee in 50 years

    Coffee. The name alone, for us coffee drinkers, brings a perk into our step, the aroma that fills our system a comfort in the early morning hours, the taste providing a languid ease for social occasions.

  • Cotton farmer
    21 Apr 2016

    Who made my clothes? Fairtrade joins the Fashion Revolution

    Dr. Rossitza Krüger, the Textiles Manager at Fairtrade International writes about Fairtrade’s new initiative aims to improve the working conditions, wages and rights of textile workers and farmers at all stages of production.

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