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.Read More
Earlier in the year, George Williams visited Traidcraft’s projects in Odisha, India. Here, he reflects on what it means to have ‘power in supply chains’.Read More
December 15th is International Tea Day. Started in 2005 by a group of trade unions and international organisations, ITD is an occasion to celebrate the successes of the global tea trade, and an opportunity for small tea growers to make their collective voice heard.Read More
Joe Osman reflects on his visit to forest fruit farmers in Senegal, new partners of Traidcraft who will hopefully become fair trade producers of the future.Read More
Ian Bretman has worked with the Fair Trade movement for more than 30 years. Here he shares his thoughts on what the vote to leave the EU might be telling us and why we need trade and business which works for everyone.Read More
Is the UK government attempting to redefine aid and the purpose of our development budget? At Traidcraft we see a strong focus on private sector growth as a good thing, but we have three stipulations we would add to this. Firstly, our development money should always be divorced from national self-interest. Secondly, that the goal is to reduce poverty. And thirdly, that the role of micro, small and medium sized private sector actors is recognised within this.
Priti Patel’s appointment as Secretary of State for International Development wRead More