Shifting the balance of power

Poverty at its root is a question of powerlessness. George Williams considers whether improving the overall efficiency of value chains and developing new markets for producers can lead can lead not only to increases in income, but also to shifts in the balance of power.

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Nancy Demuth
Introducing our 2017/2018 Impact Report

We are delighted to share with you our Impact Report for 2017/2018 in which we reflect on an extraordinary year – one where international trade has become mainstream news, but the voices and needs of people living in poverty are still overlooked. 

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Nancy Demuth
Brexit no-deal: a view from a UK SME

As businesses and commentators start to wade through the first 25 of the Government’s 84 planned ‘technical notices’ providing guidance in the event of a Brexit no-deal, Liz May talks to Robin Roth, Traidcraft Plc CEO, about the possible impacts for the UK fair trade business.

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Nancy Demuth
Fruitful business opportunities

Two years ago, Traidcraft Exchange started work with low-income Senegalese fruit farmers and collectors to look at how they could organise their businesses, sell their exotic fruits and begin to turn a healthy profit. Alistair Leadbetter visited the project in early 2018, and reflects on the challenges of the project and the steps that need to be taken to link producers with markets.

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