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Fairtrade's Impact by the Numbers

11 August 2010

Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) has published its latest Monitoring and Evaluation Report with a wealth of information on producers and the benefits of Fairtrade certification. Information in the report is...

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From Field to Market: Banana Experts Set Fairtrade Direction

11 August 2010

Eduardo Bluhm, FLO product manager for bananas, smiled thinking back to the two days of meetings. Gathering representatives from all levels of the banana trade was not an easy task, and bringing them together in one room had the...

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Update: Flooding in Pakistan Affects Fairtrade Producers

05 August 2010

Though original reports stated that flooding in Pakistan had not affected Fairtrade producers, conditions have worsened for families in the Northern reaches of Pakistan according to recent information from Syed Amjad Ali Shah,...

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Unrest in Kyrgyzstan rattles country, Fairtrade farmers

23 July 2010

The Bio Farmers Cooperative, a Fairtrade certified cotton producer since 2008, represents more than 1,000 small organic farmers in three districts of the Jalalabat region in southern Kyrgyzstan. Recently, violence and unrest...

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FLO Invites Expertise on how to Broaden, Deepen and Strengthen the Impact of Fairtrade

24 June 2010

Fairtrade´s Global Strategy strives to bring more farmers, workers and traders into the system and to support partners in scaling up their operations. The strategy seeks to consolidate Fairtrade as an inclusive system where the...

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FLO Invites Expertise on Revamp of Fairtrade Standards

15 June 2010

Today, FLO starts consultations for its year long project to craft Fairtrade Standards to bring deeper impact for producers. Designing a New Standards Framework (NSF) is part of FLO’s overall strategy to strengthen, broaden and...

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FLO and the International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF)

07 June 2010

FLO commends ILRF for its report on the situation of workers in the sports ball industry

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