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Fairtrade and Traceability

03 November 2010

Why physical traceability? Physical traceability means that Fairtrade products must be marked and kept separate from non-Fairtrade products at each stage of production and processing. It reflects FLO’s strategic objective to...

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Fairtrade Addresses Challenges in the Coffee Sector

03 November 2010

Market volatility in the coffee trade has created new challenges for Fairtrade coffee producers. The current high market price of US$2 per pound of coffee* ($2.35 as of 7 January 2011) masks a series of crises affecting coffee...

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FLO, SNV Partnership for Prosperity

02 November 2010

The 4th SNV-FLO Regional Meeting took place in Akosombo, Ghana, 18-22 October, 2010. Representatives from SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) and Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) shared...

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Fairtrade's Global Producer Services Team Gathers in Germany

21 October 2010

FLO’s Producer Services and Relations team gathered from around the globe last week October 10-16 in Boppard, Germany for a week of intense training, planning and exchange. This was the first time the entire global team met...

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European Parliament hosts Fair Trade breakfast

20 October 2010

The European Parliament hosted a Fair Trade breakfast this October 7th in Brussels. Fifty Members of European Parliament (MEPs) joined in for lively speeches and question-and-answer session, as well as a tasty Fair Trade...

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The World's first Green & Fairtrade hotel floor

18 October 2010

The world’s first green & Fairtrade hotel floor opened last week at Dorint Hotel Amsterdam Airport. The floor’s forty rooms feature beds made with Fairtrade certified cotton, as well as Fairtrade cotton continental quilts,...

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Celebrating Fairtrade in Central and Eastern Europe

15 October 2010

The Regional Central and Eastern Europe Fair Trade Conference is coming up 29-30 November in Warsaw. This year’s host country, Poland, is the largest Fairtrade market in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of sales. The...

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