Latest news from the FairWild Foundation


Meet the collectors: FairWild liqourice in Spain

August 2018

Liquorice is most commonly known for its flavour in sweet treats, but has also been used in traditional medicine around the world. Historically, dried sticks of liquorice were a popular indulgence, especially in the Netherlands. Since then, liquorice use has become commonplace in the world of confectionery and in herbal teas. The active ingredient found in the liquorice root can be up to 50 times as sweet as white sugar.

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FairWild en español! FairWild video in Spanish released today

17 August 2018

This month, thanks to an initiative from Organic Herb Trading Company (OHTC), FairWild Foundation has released the FairWild movie in Spanish. Watch it here:


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FairWild Foundation establishes new Advisory Panel

Zurich, July 2018 – The FairWild Foundation has recently established an Advisory Panel – a platform created to provide an additional source of strategic and technical guidance to the FairWild Board of Trustees.

A group of selected expert collaborators with specific knowledge and skills have been invited to join the Panel. The members will assist the FairWild Foundation with its development and programme implementation, and to ensure that the Foundation's initiative remains true to its mission.

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Wild botanicals in products you consume: FairWild Week highlights trends, threats and opportunities

Cambridge, UK, 6th July 2018—last week the spotlight firmly shone on the often unspoken role of wild plants in our everyday lives.

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Enhancing Practical Skills for Sustainable Trade in Wild Plants in Guangxi

Wild plant collectors walk through fields in Chongzuo © TRAFFIC/Zhi Zheng

Chongzuo, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, 21st–22nd May, 2018—TRAFFIC, together with its local partners, organised a Community Training Workshop on Sustainable Wild-Harvesting of Gynostemma pentaphyllum and Dendranthema indicumin in Longdeng Village, Chongzuo, in southwest of Guangxi province which borders Viet Nam.

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