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Commitment to Sugar Sweetens Life for Farmers and Communities

05 December 2011

Azúcar, Zucker, sucre, sugar. Whichever way you say it, this tiny everyday ingredient plays a big role in many people’s lives, from the yo-yo dieting consumer right back to the sugar cane farmers and their families and it’s one...

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Fairtrade: Certified strong standards

02 December 2011

Fairtrade knows a thing or two about certification and strong standards. Around the world, the Fairtrade Standards are known for their rigorous nature and highly credible development process. These strong Standards translate to...

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Esther Guluma the new Chair of Fairtrade International’s Board

02 November 2011

Fairtrade International (FLO) is pleased to welcome Dr Esther Guluma as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. With over 30 years’ involvement in the aid and development sector in Asia and Africa, Esther brings with her a...

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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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Fair Trade Resource Network: Educating on All Things Fair Trade

20 October 2011

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it. – Samuel Johnson With the mission of empowering people with knowledge, the Fair Trade Resource Network (FTRN) focuses...

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Producer ownership of Fairtrade moves to new level

14 October 2011

In an historic decision, members of the global Fairtrade system voted unanimously to increase producer representation in the General Assembly to 50 percent, making producers half-owners of the global Fairtrade system. The...

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