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Fair Trade USA’s innovative application provides the first user-generated, national directory of Fair Trade Certified™ products and their purchase locations

OAKLAND, CALIF. (October 4, 2011) – This October, conscious consumers and ethically-minded brands will unite to celebrate the eighth annual Fair Trade Month in the United States. The month will be marked by education events, in-store sampling programs and online initiatives designed to increase awareness and sales of Fair Trade Certified products, ultimately leading to greater impact for farmers and workers in developing countries. The theme for the national awareness effort is Every Purchase Matters.
Manizales, Colombia, October 3, 2011 -- In response to a growing demand for strengthened capacity in price risk management for the coffee industry, the World Bank’s Agricultural Risk Management Team, working in collaboration with Fair Trade USA, will provide training in this area to the Colombian Fair Trade coffee sector. The training will benefit 37 producer cooperatives which represent thousands of Colombian coffee growers in this area of the country.
Manizales, Colombia, 3 de octubre de 2011 – Respondiendo a una creciente demanda de mayores capacidades en el manejo del riesgo de precios para la industria cafetera, el Equipo de Manejo de Riesgo Agropecuario del Banco Mundial, junto a Fair Trade USA, capacitarán en este tema al sector del café de comercio justo colombiano. La capacitación beneficiará a 37 cooperativas que representan a miles de productores cafeteros en esta zona del país.
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