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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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Los productores logran mayor representación en el sistema internacional de Comercio Justo Fairtrade

14 October 2011

En una decisión histórica, los miembros del sistema mundial de Comercio Justo Fairtrade votaron de manera unánime para incrementar hasta el 50% la representación de los productores en la Asamblea General, haciendo a los...

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Banana Growers Benefit from Dutch-Colombian Partnership

13 October 2011

Over 700 Colombian banana and plantain farmers and workers will benefit from a new public-private partnership between Colombia and the Netherlands to improve the standard of living of small producers. As part of the partnership,...

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Fairtrade is Most Widely Recognized Ethical Label Globally

11 October 2011

Fairtrade is the most widely recognized ethical label globally, according to a comprehensive global study of 17,000 consumers in 24 countries carried out for Fairtrade International by international opinion research consultancy...

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Mars and Fairtrade International Announce Collaboration

27 September 2011

Maltesers® to carry the FAIRTRADE Mark in UK/Ireland in 2012, Mars to provide more than $1 million annually in Fairtrade Premiums to farmers’ co-operatives in West Africa

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Harkin-Engel Cocoa Protocol – 10th Anniversary

26 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011 marked the ten-year anniversary of the signing of the Harkin-Engel Protocol, an agreement by the largest chocolate companies to eliminate unacceptable child labour practices in the growing and...

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