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The Fairtrade Foundation is a charity which promotes the sale of Fairtrade-labelled products in the United Kingdom. Its three key activities are: Coffee - from producer. ...

The Foundation was established in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, New Consumer, Oxfam, Traidcraft and the World Development Movement. These founding organisations were later joined by Britain's largest women's organisation, the Women's Institute. Fair trade products shown at XI Unctad. ... For other uses of fair trade, see fair trade. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CAFOD (full name: Catholic Agency For Overseas Development) is a United Kingdom_based international aid agency, working to alleviate poverty and suffering in Catholic community in England and Wales, the UK government and the general public. ... A group of campaigners from Christian Aid lobbying for Trade Justice Christian Aid is an agency of Christian churches in the UK and Ireland that works with local development partner organisations in over 50 countries around the world. ... Oxfam is an international charity based in Oxford, UK, that organizes famine relief and promotes development. ... The Womens Institute (WI) is a membership organisation for women in England and Wales. ...

See also

Fair trade products shown at XI Unctad. ... Coffee - from producer. ... Fairtrade Town is a status awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, describing an area which is committed to the promotion of Fairtrade-labelled goods. ...

External link

  • Fairtrade Foundation (http://www.fairtrade.org.uk)

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Fairtrade labelling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1805 words)
Fairtrade labelling also allowed consumers and distributors alike to track the origin of the goods to confirm that the products were really benefiting the farmers at the end of the supply chain.
Fairtrade standards for small farmers' organizations include requirements for democratic decision making, ensuring that producers have a say in how the Fairtrade Premiums are invested etc. They also include requirements for capacity building and economic strengthening of the organization.
Fairtrade standards and procedures are approved by the FLO Standards Committee, an external committee comprising all FLO stakeholders (labelling initiatives, producers and traders) and external experts.
BBC - Food - Food matters - Fairtrade (974 words)
Fairtrade is about putting the farmers in control, giving them stability and enabling them to plan for the future and spend the premium they are paid in ways that benefit their community.
In some cases, farmers with a Fairtrade agreement are paid two to three times what those without such an agreement are paid for their crop.
All its own-label coffees are Fairtrade and when it converted all these to Fairtrade in 2003 it kept the cost of the coffees down even though it was paying more for them.
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