Fair Trade

Last updated: April 2016


Promoting Producer Rights


This section reveals alternative products and companies that seek to improve the lives of the farmers rather than to exploit them for financial gains. 


Cafe Rebelde

Cafe Rebelde from Chiapas

Cafe Rebelde supports the Zapatista communities in the chiapas region of Mexico. Jaspa Beese from Essential Trading Co-operative in Bristol discusses how Cafe Rebelde came to the UK. 

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Grains of Change

grains of change

The Problem With Rice

Zenen Santana-Delgado at Traidcraft explains why there are so few fair trade rice products. 

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Producer Processing

Proudly Made in Africa

France does not export grapes. They capture the value and bottle it. Why should African countries not do the same? Conall O'Caoimh, founder of Value Added in Africa, talks about producer processing. 

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Indian Sandstone

Children of the Stone Quarries

How many of the paving slabs for sale in Britain were cut by tiny hands? Josie Wexler investigates. 

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Rainforest Alliance Unmasked

tea special report

Allegations against Rainforest Alliance

In the latest 'Inside View' article, Simon Birch analyses the recent failings of the Rainforest Alliance to provide adequate working conditions for Assam tea pickers. 

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