This year, Colombian farmer Albeiro Alfonso 'Foncho' Cantillo is the champion of Fairtrade Fortnight, and is travelling around the UK to highlight the pressure on banana farmers from aggressive price wars, driven by supermarkets, which drive banana prices down.
African smallholder farmers are the people that feed Africa - but struggle to feed themselves. How is this possible? We’ve put the top three findings into share graphics to help visually break down this phenomenon and make it easy for you to learn the facts and share them on social media.
As Bill and Melinda Gates said in their 2014 Annual Letter earlier this month “By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient.” Yet despite this fact, you’ve probably heard a lot of myths that paint a more depressing picture, especially around food and agriculture. “African countries can’t grow enough food to feed themselves” or “All farmers in Africa are poor”....