When we think of climate change and global warming, visions of coal-fired power plants and solar panels come to mind. Policy discussions and personal action usually revolve around hybrid cars, energy-efficient homes and debates about the latest technological solutions. However, the global agriculture system is at the heart of both the problem and the solution.
You probably heard people talk about climate change in the news, blogs and social media, and perhaps your friends and family mentioned it several times, too. But have you ever thought about how it directly affects you? Most likely, your life is not at all affected by climate change, or it could be that you don’t perceive its effects in your everyday routine. But climate change is real.
When I first came to the Philippines in 1969 as a Columban missionary from Ireland I felt welcomed and accepted by the Filipino people. They are an intelligent, friendly and a proud people that suffer poverty today as a consequence of conquest by colonial powers that subjugated them politically and economically.
14 October 2015 (Brussels) – The European Commission has published today the new EU Trade and Investment Strategy. The EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström has unveiled a series of new initiatives to support uptake of Fair Trade at a Fair Trade breakfast that has taken place earlier in the day at the European Parliament.
1 October 2015 (Culemborg) - Fair Trade breaks the chain of poverty. Fair traders around the world, together with small producers and backed by consumers, are breaking the chains of poverty.
From 11 to 17 of October 2015, WFTO will observe Anti-Poverty Week, which will culminate on the 17th which is also the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. On this occasion, we share this interview with Andrea Fütterer, Head of Policy Department of GEPA Fair Trade Company.
Poverty eradication in Kenya has always been a challenge. With 42% of the population living in extreme poverty, the size seems overwhelming to imagine .
25 September 2015 (Brussels) – The Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) welcomes the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and encourages governments to partner up with the Fair Trade movement for the implementation phase.
Want to learn more about who and what is behind our clothes?
Come to our event organised on the 14th of October 2015 in Brussels during the Belgian Fair Trade Week!