The latest news from Fairtrade Australia New Zealand
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.
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.
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.
Eat an egg and take a stand!
Support Fairtrade cocoa farmers like Mary Appiah this Easter, by buying Fairtrade Certified chocolate eggs, bunnies and bars.
The Fairtrade Pacific Sub-Network has successfully held its first teleconference board meeting.
Fairtrade hosted its annual Pacific Stakeholders Workshop in Goroka, the centre of the PNG’s coffee industry.
Fairtrade International released the latest monitoring and evaluation report this week- showing that the extra money paid to farmers and workers who are certified as Fairtrade has risen above the AUD$150 million mark for the first time. The Fairtrade Premium, as it is known, is invested by the producers themselves in a range of improvements including schools, health care and better equipment.