February 21, 2017
I was offered a job with Fair Trade Wales just over a year ago now. The call came and I held it together long enough to accept. Then I cried. I fell in love with Fairtrade at the age of eight. There was a talk in my church and I was converted. What a simple [...]
May 25, 2014
When I visited the Mbale region of eastern Uganda, I wasn’t sure what I was going to see. I had heard that Fairtrade provides education, access to health, better terms of trade, minimum prices and respect for the environment. But is it true?
February 18, 2014
Towns across north Wales will be welcoming Fairtrade banana farmer, Juliet Arku-Mensah, this Fairtrade Fortnight, as part of a campaign to highlight the growing hardships faced by banana farmers. From 24 February to 9 March, the UK will be going bananas to demand fair wages and better living and working conditions for farmers across the [...]
December 9, 2013
Pakistan is a very important country in South Asia. The population is believed to be around 190 million where 12 million children are reported to work in agriculture, garage work, hotels, the carpet industry, the bangle-making industry, cement, deep sea fishing etc. UNICEF estimates that 250,000 children work in brick kilns. Protection of the Rights [...]