Tackling global poverty through fair trade and international co-operation
The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the fragility of global supply chains and the importance of ensuring sustainable livelihoods for the farmers and workers within them. The Fairtrade movement is supporting farmers and workers in developing countries through this crisis, and are calling for urgent action in the face of the rising poverty set to take its toll on communities around the globe.
Wales was the first in the world to become a Fair Trade Nation, and we will continue to work with women producers until they get what #SheDeserves.
Fairtrade Fortnight should be a time to celebrate the success of just trade – but the potential closure of DFID and the Government’s post-Brexit trade agreements threaten to open countries up to more exploitation.
In a chocolate industry with high numbers of low-paid women, gender equality and poverty reduction go hand in hand.
The UN's sustinable development goals show that development is not just something done to people and countries 'over there', but that we must work to address people’s needs in the UK as well as across the world.
We know that co-operatives can help to deliver a fairer global economy, which is why under the next Labour government, DfID will make place a new emphasis on developing and supporting co-operative enterprises around the world.
Sainsbury's supermarket has been ordered to stop using the misleading 'Fairly Traded' label in adverts for its own-brand tea, in a campaign victory for Co-operative Party MPs, activists and campaigners this Fairtrade Fortnight.
With its 'fairly traded' tea, the supermarket seems intent on ruining its own well-earned reputation as a leader on Fairtrade
Under the next Labour Government, the Department for International Development will be tasked explicitly with reducing inequality, the Shadow International Development Secretary said in her speech to Co-operative Party Centenary Conference.
Co-operative councillors in Salford and Durham tighten procurement rules to ensure suppliers are transparent in their tax affairs
It's Fairtrade Fortnight, and up and down the country, the Party's members, local branches and our elected representatives have been marking the occasion...
This Fairtrade Fortnight, we stand ready to support the continued development of fairtrade - just as the co-operative movement has done for over 20 years now.
People often question what difference being a ‘Co-operative Council’ makes. Glasgow City Council has a very interesting answer to that question especially in relation to promoting a fairtrade sports goods co-operative.