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Shea trading does nothing to lift women producers in Ghana above the UN poverty line.  The Dipaliya Return on Extraction business model changes all that, empowering women, providing fair wages, and enabling community investments. Dipaliya stands for ethical and regenerative shea trading in Ghana.
Fairtrade’s recently launched sustainable agriculture policy calls for resilient food systems built on agroecology – that is, the application of environmentally, economically and socially responsible principles to farming. Here are five reasons why our current food and farming policies need a complete reset – and how we can do it.
Fairtrade intensifies fight against cocoa child labor with a new program. Despite challenges, the €450,000 budget aims to generate additional income for co-ops, offer education grants, and support poverty-alleviating projects. Co-ops’ innovative proposals will be funded based on impact and scalability.
When it comes to boosting earnings for banana growers, only an approach that works for both smallholder farmers and plantation workers can deliver the results the industry really needs, says Naomi Somerville-Large, Senior Technical Lead at the Fairtrade Foundation
A new report, titled Fairtrade and Climate Change and conducted by researchers from VU Amsterdam and Bern University of Applied Sciences on behalf of Fairtrade, is explicit in identifying how climate change will impact specific regions and Fairtrade crops. Above all, it presents a clarion call for immediate and comprehensive climate action.
In this blog, Fairtrade reflects on some of the learnings from the Cadbury Farmer Resilience Fund, a partnership between Fairtrade, Mondelēz International and the FCDO.[1]  The importance of “tri-partite” partnerships between business, NGOs and government, co-creation with producers and embedding gender inclusion and climate resilience will be critical to ensure sustainable livelihoods in global supply chains.