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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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Doha: Fairtrade response

31 July 2008

The Doha round which was launched in 2001, to make world markets fairer for poor countries, collapsed on 29 July 2008. 'The breakdown of the Doha talks is a significant blow for marginalized, smallholder farmers. An important...

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FLO International Introduces Regional Fairtrade Minimum Prices for Cotton

19 June 2008

FLO continues to expand the benefits of Fairtrade certification to cotton producing communities

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Global Fairtrade sales increase by 47%

22 May 2008

Worldwide consumers spent over 2.3 billion euros on Fairtrade certified products in 2007. This represents a 47% increase on the previous year and means that over 1.5 million producers and workers in 58 developing countries now...

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