Archive | January, 2013

U.S. Farm Bill Extension Called Awful By Sustainable Agriculture Advocates

Reported by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC): On New Year’s Eve, the U.S. Senate passed a simple extension of the 2008 Farm Bill through September 30, 2013, as part of a much bigger legislative package to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.  The House approved the Senate bill late on New Year’s Day and President […]

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Canadian Fair Trade Network Conference Takes Action on Its Governance & Policies

The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM) and National Conference took place on January 10th and 11th in Calgary. The event saw individuals from civil society, businesses and institutions from across Canada come together to build the foundations for a strong fair trade movement in Canada. Members unanimously adopted a motion […]

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FTUSA Group Assesses 2-Yr Apparel Pilot Program

Fair Trade USA’s Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) for apparel released a report on the recently completed Fair Trade Certified™ apparel pilot program. Launched in 2010, the pilot project was the first global program to certify facilities making clothing and accessories with a consumer label to signal social and environmental sustainability.  It is also the first time […]

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Fairtrade International USA Announces First Board & Office Staff

With a newly established office in Washington, D.C., Fairtrade International USA announced its Board of Directors and Interim Operations Manager. The Interim Operations Manager, Enrique Hennings, was appointed in December 2012. The newly elected Board of Directors is made up of 5 representatives: Raul del Aguila is Managing Director of COCLA, a second grade Fairtrade […]

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20% Off Prices for 2013 Fair Trade Calendar

The 2013 Fair Trade Calendar is the only one available in N. America. In its 4th year, the full color 13.5″ x 9.5″ calendar is stunning & educational. Everyone gets 20% off wholesale prices as of New Year’s, resulting in prices as low as $4.80 per copy while supplies last. See a PDF file of […]