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On Planning for Development: Fair Trade
Editor: Róbinson Rojas Sandford
Ethical Trade Currents - Issue 2 - Summer 2004
Climate, Energy and Poverty

FLOI (2003):
Generic FairTrade Standards for Hired Labour

Fairtrade, an Alternative for Small Farmers and Workers
1 Social Development - 1.1 Fairtrade adds Development Potential - 1.2 Non-Discrimination - 1.3 Forced Labour and Child Labour - 1.4 Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining - 1.5 Conditions of Employment - 1.6 Occupational Health and Safety
2 Economic Development - 2.1 Fairtrade Premium - 2.2 Export Ability
3 Environmental Development - 3.1 Environment Protection
Generic FairTrade Standards for Small Farmers' Organisations

Fairtrade, an Alternative for Small Farmers and Workers
1 Social Development - 1.1 Fairtrade adds Development Potential - 1.2 Members are Small Producers - 1.3 Democracy, Participation and Transparency - 1.4 Non-Discrimination
2 Economic Development - 2.1 Fairtrade Premium - 2.2 Export Ability - 2.3 Economic Strengthening of the Organisation
3 Environmental Development - 3.1 Environment Protection
4 Standards on Labour Conditions (applicable if the organisation employs a significant number of workers) - 4.1 Forced Labour and Child Labour - 4.2 Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining - 4.3 Conditions of Employment - 4.4 Occupational Health and Safety

International Federation for Alternative Trade

IFAT - the global network of Fair Trade Organizations. Our mission is to improve the livelihoods and well being of disadvantaged producers by linking and promoting Fair Trade Organizations, and speaking out for greater justice in world trade. Exclusive use of the FTO Mark, increased visibility, favourable credit payment facilities and numerous opportunities for continuous learning are just a few benefits of IFAT membership.
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IFAT Annual Report 2006
In 2006, IFAT membership grew by over 25% to nearly 300 organisations - this is more than double compared to the year 2000! Since the creation of IFAT in 1989 the organization has grown tenfold, members have matured, and their expectations and priorities have changed considerably.
The environment of Fair Trade has also changed and Fair Trade has expanded into mainstream markets and public institutions up to the highest level. IFAT continues to be the only global network of Fair Trade Organizations and we made important steps to be recognised as the representatives of the global Fair Trade movement.
This gives us a huge responsibility and the activities reflected in this report are an indication of our shared desire to put together structures and systems to strengthen the Fair Trade Movement as a practical model of poverty alleviation.


Global Exchange:Coffee Fair Trade
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New Internationalist: Coffee. Spilling the beans
Café campesino: Fair Trade Coffee
Fair Trade Certified
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Got Fair Trade?
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Fair Trade: Action

Foreign Policy IN FOCUS: trade

7-18-2005 - Bolivians Struggle for Democracy - Nadia Martinez and Juan Montecino
7-14-2005 - The Limits of Cotton: White Gold Shows its Dark Side in Benin
Leif Brottem
7-01-2005 - Economic Reform Outpaces Political Reform in Vietnam: Recent Visit Highlights Double Standards in Bush Administration’s Pro-Democracy Rhetoric
Ronald Bruce St John
6-23-2005 - DESPUÉS del ALCA: Lecciones de Europa para las Américas
Sarah Anderson y John Cavanagh
6-23-2005 - After the FTAA: Lessons from Europe for the Americas
Sarah Anderson and John Cavanagh
6-23-2005 - The Tsunami’s Aftermath: Reconstruction or Economic Opportunism?
Debayani Kar
6-23-2005 - Chinese Influence on the Rise in Latin America
Saul Landau
6-21-2005 - The G-8 Debt Deal: First Step On A Long Journey
Debayani Kar and Neil Watkins
6-21-2005 - Citizen Complaints Reflect Environment’s Decline Under NAFTA
Talli Nauman
6-16-2005 - When Wearing White is Not Chic, and Collaboration Not Cool
Patrick Bond, Dennis Brutus, and Virginia Setshedi
6-08-2005 - The Iglesias Legacy and the IDB’s Future
Nadia Martinez
6-03-2005 - CAFTA’s Debt Trap
Aldo Caliari

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