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Sixty years of Fair Trade: A brief history of the Fair Trade movement

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During its history of over 60 years, Fair Trade has developed into a widespread movement with recognition on a political and mainstream business level.

The impact of fair trade on producers and their organizations: A case study with Coocafé in Costa Rica

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This study examines the impact of 10 years of fair trade in coffee in Costa Rica and reveals the importance of organisational development support for the stakeholders of the nine Costa Rican coffee co-operatives.

Draft Two SFTMS (Sustainable Fair Trade Management System) Standard

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SFTMS is the new worldwide standard for the independent certification of organisations which demonstrate Fair Trade business practices. The requirements of this standard are applicable to any organisation applying Fair Trade principles in all its business processes regardless of the nature of...

Guide to Fair Trade

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The Fair Trade system ensures that people along every step of the supply chain receive fair wages, that workers and communities are treated with dignity, and that artisans and producers take steps to preserve the environment. Fair Trade builds real and lasting relationships between producers in...

Palestine Fair Trade General Guidelines

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The Palestine Fair Trade Association Guidelines include: 1) Guidelines for Farmers and/or Producers 2) Guidelines for Labor and Employment 3) Environmental Guidelines 4) Trader and Distributor Guidelines

Fair trade; not just free trade

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Fair trade; not just free trade, a news article, reports that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) commended the Department of Trade and Industry for opposing the current Doha texts on agriculture and industrial goods. The Congress of South African Trade Unions is concerned about the...

Social enterprises 'growing strongly'

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The UK's social enterprises - businesses trading for social or environmental purposes - bucked the recent recession, a report has said.

Fairtrade Campaigner and Supporter Promotional Materials Manual

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Instructions for non-commercial use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on promotional materials (Examples of non-commercial promotional materials are: campaign banners, leaflets, posters, stickers, local authority produced materials, websites)

Trade Finance: Make it work for women

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Trade Finance: Make it work for women, a news article, reports that women make up 70% of the world's poor, and it is important that they be given access to finance, which is critical to business success. The global financial crisis exacerbates an already dissatisfactory situation of trade financing...

Opportunities for the Majority: Bank initiative that promotes and finances private sector business models

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The Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ) Initiative promotes and finances market-based, sustainable business models that engage private sector companies, local governments and communities in the development and delivery of quality products and services for the majority of the population of Latin...