Latest news from the FairWild Foundation


Meet the hidden wild plants in your daily routines

It’s time to stand up for the wild plants in our daily lives #FairWildWeek is this year celebrated from 25th June to 1st July 2018

In a world dominated by technology, sprawling cities and the latest gadgetry, it often feels as though our connection to the wild has all but disappeared. But perhaps not as much as we might fear …

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Job opportunity: work for FairWild in the summer - matchmaking between businesses for sustainability

FairWild Foundation is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive person for a summer consultancy in which they would run their own ‘matchmaking’ project. This position would be ideal for a student or recent graduate.

The aim of this project is to help us expand our certification scheme to more businesses and deliver conservation and social benefits during commercial collection of wild plants and fungi. It will focus on helping companies – those selling tea, cosmetics or foods and wishing to make their supply of wild products more sustainable – to find the products they need.

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Join FairWild @ NOPE 2018, London


April 2018 - Are you attending Natural and Organic Products Europe (NOPE) 2018, in London, UK on Monday the 23rd of April? Then come and meet FairWild! 

Acting Executive Officer Milja Fenger will be giving a short talk on FairWild in the Natural FOOD TALKS theatre from 15:30 to 15:50. There will be FairWild Pukka teas to try before and after the talk! 

If you are keen to discuss your potential involvement with FairWild, please contact the FairWild Secretariat to arrange an appointment, or come to the FairWild presentation to speak to Milja or FairWild Board member Mike Brooks after the presentation.

Please do sign up to our mailing list for further announcements and updates. These will also be posted to this page as necessary. 

We look forward to seeing you there!


Local authorities and communities celebrate success of wild plant collection initiative

Wild plant collectors in Bac Kan studying sustainable harvesting guidelines produced under the UK Government Darwin funded project © TRAFFIC
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 15th March 2018 —Sixty collectors of wild medicinal and aromatic plants met in Bac Kan this week to reflect on their achievements and the challenges overcome during the implementation of a project on “Enhancing Management and Benefit Flows in Viet Nam’s Wild Medicinal Products.”
The three-year project helped train 1,060 local wild plant harvesters, including 460 women, in Viet Nam’s northern Bac Kan province on sustainable harvesting techniques and equitable trading practices following the FairWild Standard principles. 

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FairWild @ Biofach 2018: Why wild matters 

FairWild at the Organic Africa Pavilion, BioFach 2018 ©Profound – Kyle HughesNuremburg, Germany, 14–17th February 2018—The FairWild Foundation once again attended BioFach, the world’s largest organic trade fair to showcase how their best-practice standards and certification scheme provide a unique opportunity to create a win-win situation for human development and the conservation of nature.

BioFach is a key annual event for all those involved in the trade of organic and wild plant ingredients and attracts producers, manufacturers, traders, brokers, NGOs, standard-setters and certifiers from the world over. FairWild Foundation was among the 3,218 exhibitors from a total of 93 countries. FairWild exhibited at the “Organic Africa Pavilion”, meeting with new and existing stakeholders to discuss the benefits that derive from sustainable trade of wild plant ingredients.

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