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2013-05-22 08:28:43

US$118.6m microfinance at 0% helps over 300,000 smallholder farmers gain US$13.9m premium LONDON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Olam Livelihood Charter Key Highlights for 2013[1] - Number of farmers involved in OLC has increased 388% in last 3 years to 313,476 - US$118.6 million of microfinance provided to 313,476 farmers at 0% interest - US$267.2 million income generated for OLC farmers - 200,000 metric...

2013-05-07 23:26:40

Imperial Coffee and Services Inc., the leading office coffee supplier in Ontario, Canada, is empowering women in Canada and Guatemala by adding Femenino Fair Trade coffee to its product line. Toronto, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Imperial Coffee and Services Inc., the Toronto and Southern Ontario market leader in office coffee, vending and water services, today added to its product line Café Femenino, a fair trade and organic coffee produced by a women´s cooperative in...

2013-05-07 08:24:20

Fair Trade CertifiedTM gifts of chocolate, roses, tea and coffee improve the lives of moms around the world OAKLAND, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating Mother's Day this year can bring added rewards when shoppers honor mothers from around the world through their Fair Trade purchases. To promote the many ways that Fair Trade benefits mothers, Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit and the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products, today launched a new campaign, Moms Make...

2013-04-24 23:04:57

Agricultural products like coffee, wheat, jute and tea expected to see high volume trades. (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 India has entered the class of fair trade markets, with the launch of Fair Trade India, a unit of EMarketz India Private Limited. This initiative will give fair trade certified suppliers and producers a platform to sell their goods to genuine buyers on reasonable prices. Keeping the international fair trade trends in mind, the company will focus on handicrafts and agricultural...

2013-04-24 08:34:22

Fair World Project Believes that Diluted Labeling Policy Hurts Farmers, Misleads Consumers, and Creates Market Disadvantage for Truly Committed Fair Trade Brands PORTLAND, Ore., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fair World Project (FWP), a project of the Organic Consumers Association, the nation's largest network of green and ethical consumers, opposes Fair Trade USA's recent changes to its labeling policy, which undermine fair trade farmers, consumers and committed fair...

2013-03-08 23:01:03

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research outlining the potential for a chocolate drought by the year 2014. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research outlining the potential for a chocolate drought by the year 2014. As Bel Marra Health reports in its article...

2013-02-03 12:20:06

MAITLAND, Fla., Feb. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In June 2012, U.S. tomato producers from throughout the United States filed a request to withdraw the 16-year old antidumping petition and have the existing suspension agreement covering fresh tomato exports from Mexico terminated. Their effort was designed to ensure a fair and transparent market as U.S. law provides. After extensive consultations with the U.S. Department of Commerce, domestic tomato growers indicated tentative support for the...

2012-12-04 08:23:54

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of religiously diverse coffee farmers have come together to form the "Delicious Peace" Coffee Cooperative and are featured in this month's Do Something Reel Film Festival. JJ Keki, chairman of the cooperative, had the idea of creating a co-op both to sell coffee and to spread peace in the world. When he shared this idea with his friends, they were overjoyed. The cooperative's Jewish, Christian and Muslim Ugandan coffee farmers partnered...

2012-10-08 07:24:53

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating a sustainable cocoa sector that can meet the chocolate industry's long-term demand for cocoa, the essential raw material for chocolate, while providing economic opportunities to cocoa farmers will require billions of dollars in agricultural investments across research, third-party certification and technology transfer to farmers, according to Mars, Incorporated, one of the world's leading chocolate manufacturers. To view the...

2012-10-03 02:24:47

AMMAN, Jordan, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, a company in Jordan has received certification from the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), an entity that monitors and recognizes businesses that create opportunities for disadvantaged people. From The Earth, founded and operating in Amman since 2008, produces handmade crafts sold in Jordan, Europe, Canada and the USA. All items are produced by local artisans and sold through 50 Amman retailers and on Amazon.com. "We are...