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Countdown to COP17: Seeking A Fair Climate Deal for Fairtrade Farmers

31 October 2011

The countdown to Durban has begun as Fairtrade farmers prepare to participate at the upcoming 17th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP17). Despite the devastating impacts climate change is having on their farms, the...

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Experts Advise Fairtrade Way Forward in Textiles

27 October 2011

Third Multi-stakeholder Forum on Fairtrade’s Approach to Exploring Standards in the Textiles Supply Chains for Fairtrade Certified Cotton

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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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Revised Standard brings new opportunities for Fairtrade cotton farmers

24 October 2011

Fairtrade International is introducing a revised Fairtrade Standard for Cotton, including new Fairtrade Minimum Prices, effective as of 15 October 2011. Fairtrade seed cotton sales began with a pilot project in 2005 in West...

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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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