About: fair trade

Economy & Jobs 16-11-2020

Putting fairness at the core of EU trade policy

How can the EU's new trade policy have fairness at its core? Following the end of the public consultation on the new policy, a cross-party group of MEPs make their suggestions.
Economy & Jobs 11-10-2019

Fair enough? The EU’s guilty neglect of fair trade

EU policy makers need to stop conflating free trade with fair trade and instead promote trade deals and radical trade reforms that will genuinely deliver trade justice, write Jan Orbie and Deborah Martens.
Development Policy 19-08-2016

How the UN could support SDGs with shared value

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make little sense if the purchasing power of the farmers who produce coffee, cocoa or tea is disregarded, writes Fernando Morales-de la Cruz in an open letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Development Policy 31-08-2015

Drink coffee, change the world

How many cents per cup of coffee consumed in developed nations help eradicate poverty in coffee growing regions? The answer is shocking, writes Fernando Morales-de la Cruz.
Development Policy 10-06-2015

The EU-CELAC ‘Partnership’ fails the coffee test

The value chain behind a cup of coffee provides a striking example that, in spite of all beautiful words about EU’s commitment to development aid, this business amounts to rude exploitation, writes Fernando Morales-de la Cruz.
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