Archive | December, 2012

European Fair Trade Assoc Celebrates 25 Years & Issues Statement to the Movement

The European Fair Trade Association (EFTA) is now celebrating its 25th anniversary. EFTA is an association of 100% Fair Trade organizations, with ten members in nine different European countries. Long before Fairtrade certified products were widely available in supermarkets and cafes, these organizations were working hand-in-hand with small producers in developing countries, helping them to […]

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Canada Fair Trade Business Forum Coming Jan. 10 in Calgary

The Canadian Fair Trade Network is welcoming all Fair Trade businesses in Canada for an all-day discussion about business in Canada, where we will work collaboratively to identify and overcome barriers. Date: Thursday January 10th, 2013 Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm Location: The Hyatt Regency Hotel | 700 Centre Street Southwest, Calgary, AB. T2G 5P6 Room: […]

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Fairtrade Smallholders to Access Carbon Financing

Fairtrade International and The Gold Standard Foundation  announced an agreement to incorporate Fairtrade principles into Gold Standard carbon projects, with the first credits expected by the end of 2013. Through Fairtrade’s extensive network of farmer communities, thousands more smallholders in developing countries will be able to access the carbon market and receive much needed finance […]

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New Study Assesses the Impacts of Fairtrade on Rural Development

A new study examined the effects of Fairtrade on rural development in the producing countries, as well as what are the decisive factors for maximizing benefits.  On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, 2 labeling initiatives of Fairtrade International, TransFair e.V. Germany and Max Havelaar Switzerland, commissioned a study that assesses the effects of Fairtrade […]

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University of Guelph Becomes Canada’s 3rd Fair Trade Campus

This November, the University of Guelph became the first Fair Trade Campus in Ontario and the third in Canada. Thanks to the efforts of the university’s Engineers Without Borders chapter, university administration and hospitality services, the Guelph community can more easily support trade justice. University-owned catering outlets on the Guelph campus will now serve only […]

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