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Companies in Oregon and the West Bank strike a fair trade deal

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How did a furniture manufacturing business headquartered in Portland connect with an olive oil producer in the West Bank? Through a shared commitment to fair trade — to creating healthy, sustainable employment opportunities in areas of economic hardship.

New American Jewish World Service fair trade project with Equal Exchange

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Equal Exchange announced the formation of a new fairly traded coffee and chocolate partnership with American Jewish World Service (AJWS). AJWS is an international development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world, motivated by...

ALEB provides technical assistance for Egyptian food processing companies

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ALEB (Agricultural-Led Export Businesses), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a central component of the Growth through Globalization strategy supporting Egypt's private sector.

FLO and ARM launch Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold Standards

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The Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) have developed the first ever third party independent certification for gold to bring about social, environmental and economic development in artisanal and small-scale mining communities.

Fair Trade group builds links with supermarkets

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The Advocate for Philippine Fair Trade, Inc. (APFTI) is now working on expanding the market reach of Fair Trade products in the Philippines, through a strong partnership with supermarket associations in the country.

Auckland Zoo Makes Jumbo Swap to Fairtrade Bananas

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Auckland Zoo is making a permanent swap to Fairtrade bananas.

Virgin Atlantic offers Fairtrade tea and coffee aboard all flights

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In September 2007, following a series of blind tastings of a variety of Fairtrade teas and coffees, Virgin Atlantic announced a switch to offering passengers a variety of Fairtrade products, including organic green and white teas from QI teas, a range of fresh and instant coffees by Costa Coffee...

PwC provides assistance to World Vision Ethiopia staff for capacity development and local market development strategy

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PwC assisted World Vision Ethiopia staff to formulate a draft strategy for local market development.

Haygrove establishes Gambia is Good to market fresh produce

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Gambia is Good is a fresh produce marketing company which was conceived as a partnership between Haygrove Limited and Concern Universal, a leading development charity, with the purpose of linking small scale rural producers with the high value tourist market.

SEFADES, Oxfam and Twin Holdings support fair trade of Haitian coffee

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RECOCARNO (Réseau des Coopératives Caféières de la Région Nord), a network of eight small coffee-producer cooperatives in northern Haiti, was launched with support from several partners, including a fair trade buyer, local and international NGOs, and an international strategic marketing expert.