The Arctic Heatwave​

Like a scene from 'The Day After Tomorrow', freezing temperatures and record levels of snow are being seen and recorded all over the UK and mainland Europe. It's due to record warming of the Arctic Circle and its bringing whole countries to a standstill. But what is causing this 'freak' weather, and does climate change ...

ACODIHUE – Coffee in Guatemala

Coffee. For some people, it's the only thing that can get them out of bed on a morning. Coffee shops are commonplace up and down the high streets of cities and towns all over the world to get through the 9-5 workday.     But what about the growers of coffee? The Cuchumatanes Mountains that ...

Conacado – Cocoa in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world and the second-poorest Caribbean country behind Haiti, which it just happens to share an island with. In recent years it has been devastated by earthquakes, hurricanes and tropical storms which hamper any development made by the small nation. Because of that, 42% of ...

Foncho Cantillo – Colombian Banana Farmer

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, each day there will be a new post looking at the work that Fairtrade does with farmers all over the world. Today, we start in Colombia with Focho Cantillo and the Coobafrio Co-Operative. Bananas are the third biggest export in Colombia behind coffee and flowers (just including what's legal), amounting ...

Fairtrade Fortnight!

Fairtrade Fortnight is a global event that is designed to encourage consumers to purchase and use fairtrade products from a number of locations all over the world. This year it is running from the 26th February to the 11th March and aims to highlight the benefits of buying Fairtrade products! All through this next fortnight, ...

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