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  • Title: Fair climate deal for African farmers
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. About this site.. About Fairtrade.. Contact us.. Fairtrade.. A fair climate deal for Fairtrade farmers.. CASE STUDIES.. Coffee.. Flowers.. Fresh fruit.. Sugarcane.. Tea.. Table grapes.. Video.. FAIRTRADE CLIMATE CHANGE.. Advocacy and position papers.. Producer support.. FAIRTRADE COP.. COP17.. COP18.. BLOG.. EVENTS.. Upcoming events.. Past events.. MEDIA.. UN Climate Change Talks a missed opportunity.. | 6 December, 2013.. Yet again, the UN climate change talks were a missed opportunity.. Governments could not agree on clear targets to reduce emissions.. Representatives of most of the world’s poorest countries along with a large number of NGOs and networks staged a massive walk out, which delegitimized this.. Posted.. UN Climate Change Talks a mi.. Representatives of most of the world’s poorest countries.. Africa Fairtrade Convention.. The Africa Fairtrade Convention (AFC) is here! The convention, which is Africa’s only producer-driven event that focuses on sustainability and ethical trading, is set to take place in Cape Town South.. Climate Change Conference September.. Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities for African Fairtrade Producers: ADAPTea as lead adaptation  ...   link?.. Fairtrade tackling climate change (Powerpoint).. Fairtrade s positioning in 2012 and at COP18.. Result feedback report Fairtrade at COP17.. UNEP Presentation on Fairtrade and climate change.. Archives.. December 2013.. (1).. November 2013.. September 2013.. July 2013.. January 2013.. (2).. December 2012.. November 2012.. (6).. September 2012.. August 2012.. July 2012.. (3).. June 2012.. (11).. May 2012.. (4).. April 2012.. March 2012.. (13).. January 2012.. December 2011.. (7).. November 2011.. October 2011.. Share.. Save the dates.. M.. T.. W.. F.. S.. Nov.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. 10.. 11.. 12.. 13.. 14.. 15.. 16.. 17.. 18.. 19.. 20.. 21.. 22.. 23.. 24.. 25.. 26.. 27.. 28.. 29.. 30.. 31.. RSS.. Subscribe in a reader.. Cloud.. act.. advocacy.. Climate Change.. climate change a reality for farmers.. COP.. drought.. effects.. European Union.. Fairtrade.. Fairtrade Africa.. farmers.. flowers.. frost.. fruit.. Ghana.. Green climate fund.. heat.. Malawi.. measures.. mitigation.. nurseries.. pest.. pests.. rain.. Rio+20.. shade.. storms.. Tanzania.. training.. Uganda.. UN.. water.. wetlands.. wildlife.. Zimbabwe.. Powered by.. WordPress.. | Designed by.. Elegant Themes..

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  • Title: About this site
    Descriptive info: WELCOME TO FAIRTRADE S BLOG ON CLIMATE CHANGE.. Climate change is real.. and most of us are feeling its effects, but farmers are at the forefront of this fight.. Producers from Latin America, Africa, and Asia experience how unpredictable weather conditions are resulting in a gradual decrease of their yields.. Unlike the diversified economies of the developed world, once agriculture goes into decline there is very little room in the economy to cushion the domino effect.. Fairtrade strives for fairer trade conditions that allow farmers to combat poverty, strengthen their position and take control over their lives.. Although  ...   continuously promoted sustainable agricultural practices in the production of Fairtrade products.. Fairtrade is also supporting adaptation measures to address growing climate change challenges in the South.. This site explains how Fairtrade producers are being affected by climate change and how Fairtrade helps address these challenges.. The blog keeps a finger on the pulse of environmental issues relevant to farmers and workers in the developing world.. Read more.. here.. about the link between Fairtrade and climate change; and.. about how Fairtrade helps farmers address climate change.. This project has been funded with support from the Foundation for Human Rights..

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  • Title: About Fairtrade
    Descriptive info: Fairtrade is an international movement that works to protect and support small-scale farmers and workers in the South.. Our mission is to connect disadvantaged producers with consumers and promote trade justice.. We believe that trade can be a fundamental driver of poverty reduction and greater sustainable development, but only if  ...   transparency than is currently the norm.. Fairtrade International unites three Producer Networks (Fairtrade Africa; CLAC – Latin America and the Caribbean; and NAP – Asia) and 21 National Fairtrade Organisations across Europe, Japan, North America, Mexico, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.. For more information, visit our website:.. www.. fairtrade.. net..

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  • Title: Contact us
    Descriptive info: Janet Sudi.. j.. sudi@fairtradeafrica.. Tel: +254 020 272 1930..

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  • Title: CASE STUDIES
    Descriptive info: Currently Browsing: CASE STUDIES.. Growing coffee in the shade.. In only six years Agroindustrial Sonomoro Coffee Cooperative, a farmer cooperative in the central highlands of Peru, has experienced expansive and quick growth.. Because despite the good yields, the families of Sonomoro have a common fear of what the future beholds, having noticed the change of weather patterns and how this has been impacting their crop yields.. ‘We have recently experienced a period of drought.. Coffee bushes flower less in Central America.. Small-scale farmers and workers who are members of Fairtrade’s Producer Network in Central and Latin America (CLAC) have also been ambushed by climate change.. In all Central American countries weather patterns have changes, negatively impacting the yields of the small-scale coffee farmers.. Increasingly, they have been experiencing abnormal intense rains and rising temperatures, while heat waves and prolonged.. Floods in South Africa.. In 2010, Verste Stuiwer, a vineyard near South African’s border with Namibia, was subjected  ...   wildlife corridor in Malawi.. Traditionally, the area to the west of Malawi’s commercial capital Blantyre receives a steady rainfall for at least nine months of the year, but this has started to change over the past two decades.. Effects of climate change In the past, the farmers of the Satemwa Tea Estate in Malawi could rely upon rain to arrive in November, but now this weather pattern is changing.. The rains do not arrive when they expect them.. Mud slides in Malawi.. At Sukambizi Association Trust in Malawi tea plants are not producing as much leaf as they should.. On average crop yield is down by about 15 percent.. Effects of climate change Drought conditions are responsible for an increase in diseases uncommon in the area in the past.. A pest called Helopeltis, which looks like a mosquito, has now become a big problem.. The adult lays its eggs on the tea plant and when they hatch..

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  • Title: Coffee
    Descriptive info: Currently Browsing: Coffee.. A crippling drought in Tanzania.. A crippling drought since the start of 2011 has decimated the crops planted by the small scale coffee growers attached to Karagwe District Cooperative Union (KDCU) in the Kagera region in the northwest corner of Tanzania.. As a result, a large amount of coffee did not flower properly.. Consequently, many of the primary societies are reporting that small farmers are going hungry and cannot afford to send their children.. Protecting the wetlands in Uganda.. Climate change has ambushed the coffee plantations of Ankole Coffee Producers Cooperative Union (ACPCU) in south west Uganda.. Effects  ...   off at an early stage of their development.. Lack of rain has also destroyed wetlands across western Uganda, which is vitally important to the region’s ecosystem.. Dying coffee trees in North Malawi.. Climate change has wiped out nearly half of the 10 million coffee trees the members of the Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union in the north of Malawi have planted since 2003.. Despite its members undertaking to plant one million coffee trees each year for the past eight years, they currently only have 5.. 6 million bushes available to harvest.. Input costs are gradually increasing while output costs are dwindling..

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  • Title: Flowers
    Descriptive info: Currently Browsing: Flowers.. Temperature is rising in Zimbabwe.. Brookland’s Farm is in the process of becoming Fairtrade certified.. The organisation hopes that working with Fairtrade will help the mixed output agriculture business in Zimbabwe’s Manicaland province to overcome the negative effects climate change is having on its operation.. The climate has generally been too hot over the past 16 years in terms of its suitability for crop growing.. The temperature rises have..

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  • Title: Fresh Fruit
    Descriptive info: Currently Browsing: Fresh fruit.. High water levels in Ghana.. Bio Exotica, located on the shores of Lake Volta in Ghana, can no longer guarantee the sweet taste of its pineapples due the impact of climate change.. High temperatures are expected to coincide with a certain stage of Bio Exotica’s pineapple crop growth, but last year the temperatures were 1.. 5 degrees lower than normal, delaying the maturity of the fruit.. Another climatic event is the rising water level in Lake..

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  • Title: Sugarcane
    Descriptive info: Currently Browsing: Sugarcane.. Silting of rivers in Malawi.. The combination of drought and deforestation has reduced the Kasinthula Cane Growers’ (KCG) sugarcane yield by over 28 percent over the past year.. Historically, the area where the KCG farmers live gets about 750mm of rain each year, although you need 2,500mm of water throughout a 12 month period to grow sugarcane properly.. Over the past few years this amount has even decreased to 350mm of rain.. The farmers have..

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  • Title: Tea
    Descriptive info: Currently Browsing: Tea.. Tree seedling nurseries in Uganda.. A new report by climate scientists at the Colombia-based International Centre for Tropical Agriculture shows that if average temperatures rise by an expected 2.. 3 degrees Celsius by the middle of the century, some of Uganda’s most lucrative tea producing areas could be completely wiped off the map.. Such an eventuality would be a catastrophe for the farmers of Mabale Tea Growers Factory and the bigger region, where..

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  • Title: Table Grapes
    Descriptive info: Currently Browsing: Table grapes..

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