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Fairtrade coffee farmers hit by Costa Rican earthquake

05 February 2009

Members of the COOCAFE cooperative were among the hundreds of people devastated by the powerful earthquake which hit Costa Rica on January 8th.  The earthquake, which registered 6.2 magnitude on the Richter scale, affected...

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We are in a momentous time… a dialogue with Rob Cameron

02 February 2009

We are in a momentous time; a period of great change. I believe that, on behalf of all our stakeholders, Fairtrade has to engage in the conversation about change and what that change will look like. This is personal perspective...

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Jean Louis Homé elected Chair of FLO Board

29 January 2009

Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) is pleased to welcome Jean Louis Homé as Chair of its Board of Directors.  Jean Louis was elected at the Board’s annual meeting in December 2008, and succeeds Barbara...

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Providing small producers with better Fairtrade tools

19 December 2008

Following an extensive review of the Generic Fairtrade Standards for Small Producers’ Organizations, a revised standard comes into force on 1 January, 2009. These revised standards are clearer, stream-lined and give small farmers...

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FLO Develops Standards for Fairtrade Soybean and Pulses

05 December 2008

Following a long term project to enable Fairtrade standards to be extended to include pulses and soybean, FLO has now approved the Soybean and Pulses Standards for Small Farmer Organizations. This will enable small-scale...

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Starbucks to double purchases of Fairtrade certified coffee becoming world’s largest buyer

28 October 2008

Seattle, New Orleans, October 28, 2008 - Starbucks, TransFair USA and Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) today announced a groundbreaking initiative that builds upon their organizations’ shared history of...

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Harmonization of the Fairtrade Premium for Flowers

01 August 2008

Following an extensive review of the Fairtrade Standards for Flowers and Plants, a new standard will be published on 31 October 2008. This new standard will harmonize the level of Fairtrade Premium and strengthen the trading...

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