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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.

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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.

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Sam's Club introduces new fair trade certified coffee from Brazil

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Warehouse retailer Sam’s Club converted its ground coffee to be Fair Trade Certified ™. The first nationally available, private-label Fair Trade Certified ground coffee developed to appeal to mainstream customers, Member’s Mark Premium Ground is expected to become a leader in national sales of Fair...

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Project to Promote Fair Trade in India

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Fair Trade Forum - India (FTF-I) in partnership with HIVOS, IRFT & Shop for Change has launched Pro-Sustain, a project to promote Fair Trade & Sustainable Consumption in India.

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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.

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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.

Fair Trade in Tourism Network

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The Fair Trade in Tourism Network aims to strengthen the bargaining position of local destination interest groups, facilitate equitable market access for small stakeholders, raise awareness amongst consumers and influence international trade policy.

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Guayaki Introduces First-Ever Fair Trade Certified Yerba Mate

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In March 2009, Guayaki, a leading creator of organic yerba mate beverages, announced that it was the first company in the world to offer fair trade certified yerba mate through the Institute for Marketecology's (IMO) Fair for Life certification program.

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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.

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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...