FAIR TRADE: GO WITH THE FLO
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CTA. 1997. FAIR TRADE: GO WITH THE FLO. Spore 69. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Having read the article in Spore 67 on 'Fair rewards for small farmers', Ndoung Albert, Coordinator of GERAD, BP 6847, Yaounde, Cameroun asked for the addresses of three of the fair trade organizations mentioned: Transfair, Fair Trade Foundation,...
Having read the article in Spore 67 on 'Fair rewards for small farmers', Ndoung Albert, Coordinator of GERAD, BP 6847, Yaounde, Cameroun asked for the addresses of three of the fair trade organizations mentioned: Transfair, Fair Trade Foundation, and Cafe Direct. TRANSFAIR INTERNATIONAL has its offices at Hinter Der Brug 27, 73614 Schorndorf, Germany. Fax: +49 7787 929823 email: firstname.lastname@example.org. FAIR TRADE FOUNDATION: PO Box 775, 4700 AC Culemborg, The Netherlands. Fax: 37 34S 527423. Their World Wide Web site is http://www.fairtrade.org/fairtrade. CAFE DIRECT: 4th floor, 5 - 11 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2BH, UK. Fax: +44 777 5883909 These organizations are members of the European Fair Trade Association (EFTA), which links thirteen fair trade organizations throughout Europe. EFTA promotes the development of fair trade, and strictly maintains its standards, in line with the criteria mentioned in Spore 67, such as guaranteed prices, improved working conditions, no replacement of subsistence land use, and support to producers in education, training and organization. Producer groups who believe they meet these criteria can contact EFTA for a full list of members at EFTA, Witmakerstraat 10, 6211 JB Maastricht, Netherlands. Fax: +31 43 3258433 email: email@example.com Qualifying fair trade products carry the fair trade label in sales outlets in the European market. The quality control for this labelling is coordinated and promoted by the Fair Trade Labelling Organization (FLO), which was set up by a conference of fair trade organizations in Amsterdam in April 1997. FLO is establishing a series of producer registers' which will list producers who meet fair trade criteria. They are organized by product, and the registers for cocoa and bananas are run for FLO by the Max Havelaar Foundation of Switzerland, at Malzgasse 25, 4052 Basel, Switzerland. Fax: +41 61 2717562. The tea, honey and sugar registers are run by Transfair International (address above). The international coffee register is coordinated by the ICR, c/o Max Havelaar Foundation of Netherlands, at PO Box 1252, 3500 BG Utrecht, The Netherlands. Fax: +31 30 2332992 email: firstname.lastname@example.org There are regional administrators of the coffee register run by different members, contactable through ICR. For information about fair trade labelling in general, and for other products than cocoa, bananas, tea, honey, sugar and coffee, contact the FLO c/o Transfair International (address above).