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New Fairtrade Herbs-and-Spices Standards Opens Door to Thousands of Struggling Farmers

23 July 2009

Bonn, 23 July 2009: As the economic crisis pushes more farmers in the developing world to the brink, a new standard issued this week by the international Fairtrade umbrella organization offers thousands of herb and spice farmers...

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UK overseas aid budget to boost Fairtrade

07 July 2009

Fairtrade Foundation welcomes DFID White Paper: Eliminating World Poverty The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes the significant investment in fair and ethical trade announced in a White Paper unveiled by Secretary of State Douglas...

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Over 440 European Parliament candidates pledge to support Fair Trade

05 June 2009

Brussels – Over 440 candidates running for the European Parliament elections have made a pledge to support Fair Trade and to ensure that the needs of marginalised producers and workers in the South are reflected across all...

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Global Fairtrade sales increase by 22%

04 June 2009

The global market for Fairtrade certified products experienced significant growth in 2008 despite the onset of the global recession.  Fairtrade sales grew by an impressive 22% as consumers spent an estimated 2.9 billion...

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Fair Trade movement welcomes support by the European Commission for Fair Trade

06 May 2009

Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) welcomes yesterday’s European Commission Communication on Fair Trade, ‘Contributing to Sustainable Development: The role of Fair Trade and non-governmental trade-related...

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Waking up to Fairtrade: World Fair Trade Day 2009

04 May 2009

Campaigners, businesses and promoters of Fairtrade certified products have special activities in store for World Fair Trade Day 2009, coming up this May 9th.  Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) and its...

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Fairtrade flows against economic tide

17 April 2009

A global survey released today demonstrates that support for Fairtrade is on the rise. Ahead of World Fair Trade Day on 9 May, this first ever global consumer survey on Fairtrade shows that shoppers increasingly expect companies...

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