Fairtrade Annual Report

The recent video by Fairtrade Germany shows the impact of the current coffee crisis and the critical need for businesses and shoppers to buy on Fairtrade terms. Coffee has never been cheaper in real terms on the open market. Coffee plant suppliers from Peru tell us farmers are abandoning coffee crops for cocoa. On the positive side UK shoppers…

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BBC forgets to mention Fairtrade

BBC runs long article on coffee prices, however, forgets to mention Fairtrade. The BBC is currently under fire for its recent grossly one sided (and therefore technically illegal) Panorama programme smearing Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party. Now they have published a long article about the problems of coffee growers forced by low prices into poverty. The article is…

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Organic coffee plantation have more chance to survive global warming

As global warming predictions become gloomier the evidence is accumulating: coffee plantations using organic systems have more chance of surviving. Some expert sources are saying up to 70% of coffee growing area is under threat, while the loss of bee species is  likely to reduce yields. The good news is that a thriving ecosystem increases coffee production and not…

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