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["UBC’s Journey to Becoming a Fair Trade Campus" was originally published in the Summer/Fall 2013 edition of Fair Trade Magazine.]


The University of British Columbia (UBC) became Canada’s first Fair Trade Campus in January 2011, but our journey toward ethical procurement began in the 1980s, when we began supporting ethical working standards with our No Sweat...

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Last month, Fairtrade International announced the creation of Fairtrade India, a new labelling initiative that will promote fair trade products to markets in India. 

According to Abhishek Jani, CEO of Fairtrade India, “This is an exciting opportunity for India to demonstrate that it can actually lead on ethical consumption and show its support for our small farmers. Buying Fairtrade is...

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["Coffee Connections" was originally published in the Summer/Fall 2013 edition of Fair Trade Magazine.]


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Fairtrade International (FLO) recently proposed the development of a Fairtrade Sourcing Partnership (FSP), which would see the introduction of a new Fairtrade label applicable to products with 100 percent Fairtrade certified sugar or cocoa.

All that can be

Currently, for a product to bear the familiar Fairtrade Mark, FLO standards require that all ingredients that can be certified must be, and that a minimum of 20 percent of the total product be comprised of Fairtrade certified ingredients.

The FSP would shift...

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We believe fair trade helps reduce poverty in developing communities around the world. It goes beyond traditional aid structures and is often seen as a vehicle for transforming existing global distribution systems, which currently leave producer communities at a disadvantage.

Fair trade also represents a growing movement. To achieve its potential, it is crucial that its proponents not only maintain high expectations, but that they also work to improve its standards.

Our 2020 vision represents the CFTN’s collaboration...

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