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In addition to answering many questions directly and providing an overview of the Fair Trade movement, I have put together an extensive resource collection that will allow for in-depth research.

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Some important sites to go to, to find out more about Fair Trade
Organizations with a focus on the EU
Countries
More
Books
Recommended documents

Articles


Important webpages to find out more about Fair Trade:


International Labeling Organization (FLO): http://www.fairtrade.net
The International Labor Organization (ILO): http://www.ilo.org
International Federation for International Trade (IFAT): http://www.ifat.org
The Fair Trade Federation: http://www.fairtradefederation.org
Transfair:http://www.transfair.org

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Organizations with a focus on the EU:


The European Fair Trade Association (EFTA): http://www.eftafairtrade.org/
The Network of European World Shops (NEWS!): http://www.worldshops.org
The European Commission’s point of view:http://europa.eu.int/comm/trade/issues/global/social/fairtrade/index_en.htm

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Countries:


France:
http://www.solidarmonde.fr/

Germany:
http://www.oeko-fair.de/
http://www.verbraucher.org/
http://www.fian.de/fian/index.php
http://www.rugmark.org/
http://www.faire-woche.de/
http://www.fairplay-fairlife.de/
http://www.weltladen.de
http://www.gerechtigkeit-jetzt.de
http://www.saubere-kleidung.de/
http://www.lamulamu.de/
http://www.nord-sued-netz.de/
http://www.forum-fairer-handel.de
http://www.germanwatch.org

Great Britain:
http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/
http://www.tradejusticemovement.org.uk/
http://www.ptree.co.uk

Italy:
http://www.altromercato.it/

Netherlands:
http://www.fairtrade.nl/
http://www.maxhavelaar.nl

Spain:
http://www.intermonoxfam.org/page.asp?id=1&idioma=1
http://www.ideas.coop/portada.html
http://www.e-comerciojusto.org/
http://www.reasnet.com/
http://www.eurosur.org/EFTA/2000/
http://www.gloobal.net/

Switzerland:
http://www.claro.ch/

Peru:
http://www.oroverde.com.pe

Nepal:
http://www.thirdworldcraft.com/EN/
http://www.yk.rim.or.jp


New Zealand:
http://www.tradeaid.org.nz/

USA:
http://www.transfairusa.org/
http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/
http://www.fairtradeferderation.org
http://www.fairtraderesource.org
http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/fairtrade/coffee/index.html
http://www.equalexchange.com/
https://www.peacecoffee.com/home.htm
http://www.cooperativecoffees.com/
http://www.deansbeans.com/
http://www.fairtradefruit.com/

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To find out which products are available Fair Trade certified go to:
http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/products.htm


For an interactive approach to Coffee got to:
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/guatemala.mexico/
Watch the videos on this site from FRONTLINE/World's Sam Quinones who went to Central America
and researched the coffee industry. They give you a very good idea what life is like for many coffee farmers:
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/guatemala.mexico/thestory.html

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For further reading:

Books:

Bornstein, D. (2004) How to Change the World. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Barret Brown, M. (1993) Fair Trade: Reform and Realities in the International Trading
System.
London: Zed.
Leadbeater, C. (1997) The Rise of Social Entrepreneur. London: Demos.
Littrell and Dickson (1999) Social Responsibility in the Global Market: Fair Trade of
Cultural Products.
London: Sage.
Nicholls, A. & Opal, C. (2004) Fair Trade Market-Driven Ethical Consumption. London: Sage.
Ransom (2001) The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade. London: New
Internationalist/Verso.
Stiglitz, J. (2002) Globalization and its discontents. London:Penguin/Allen Lane.
Stiglitz, J & Charlton A. (2006). Fair Trade for all: How Trade can promote development.
(Initiative for Policy Dialogue Series C)
Young and Welford (2002). Ethical Shopping. London: Fusion.

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Recommended documents:

Fair Trade in Europe 2005. Facts and Figures on Fair Trade in 25 European Counties http://www.ifat.org/downloads/marketing/FairTradeinEurope2005.pdf

Delivering Opportunities 2004-2005: FLO’s annual report
http://www.fairtrade.net/sites/news/FLO_AR_2004_05.pdf

Creating Market Opportunities for Small Enterprises: Experiences of the Fair Trade Movement
- SEED Working Paper No. 30. 22 October 2002 - Redfern, Andy; Snedker, Paul; - Working paper
http://www.ilo.org/dyn/empent/empent.Portal?p_lang=EN&
p_prog=S&p_category=PUB&p_mode=PROD&p_lang=EN&p_type=WP&p_start=1

Fair trade futures: living a fair trade life Action Guide.
http://www.fairtradefederation.org/2005ftconference/pdf/Action_guide.pdf

A Fair Globalization creating opportunities for all.
The World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, February 2004.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/wcsdg/docs/report.pdf

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Articles:

Agro Fair. The COOP in Switzerland goes for 100% Fair Trade bananas and Agro Fair
02 February 2004 | COOP Swiss and AgroFair. Retrieved April from http://www.fairtradefruit.com/ Press Releases.

Africa Needs Fair Trade, Not Charity Allowing producers to export to a subsidy-free world market will lift many out of poverty http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=6210
J. Vidal ‘Fair Trade sales hit £100m a year’, The Guardian, 28 February:13.

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Tip:There is a wealth of articles on the fair trade organization websites under archives, press releases, or news.

 

 

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