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Helping South African Workers Know Their Rights

11 November 2011

Though the days of South African apartheid may be over, the effects linger on. For many people this means, among several issues, poor or no access to information on their rights as workers. However, through Fairtrade...

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Milestone Meeting for Fairtrade and SNV Partnership

10 November 2011

Fairtrade International (FLO) and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation met in Kenya for their annual regional meeting to celebrate five years of our partnership and to plan ways to continue our collaboration. Fairtrade...

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Talking Coffee in El Salvador

25 October 2011

Nearly 400 coffee supply chain actors gathered in El Salvador in October for Sustainable Harvest’s annual Let’s Talk Coffee event. It was the first opportunity for open discussion between the global Fairtrade system and...

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South Africa becomes full member in global Fairtrade system

20 October 2011

On 13 October 2011, the General Assembly of Fairtrade International officially voted Fairtrade Label South Africa (FLSA) to become a full member of the global Fairtrade sytem raising FLSA’s status from associate member (which...

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Banana Growers Benefit from Dutch-Colombian Partnership

13 October 2011

Over 700 Colombian banana and plantain farmers and workers will benefit from a new public-private partnership between Colombia and the Netherlands to improve the standard of living of small producers. As part of the partnership,...

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Congolese Women recognized as Business Partners

03 September 2011

High quality coffee thrives in the climatic and geographical conditions of the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, infrastructure and trade have been in decline since the 1960’s, when DRC became...

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Workers rights workshop in East Africa

31 August 2011

Union leaders working on Fairtrade flower farms in East Africa shared valuable information about how to best protect workers’ rights at a workshop held on August 9-10 in Arusha, Tanzania. Fairtrade International and the IUF...

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