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05/18/2012

Community Development Premiums Empower and Improve Fair Trade Farming Communities; Impact Driven by Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration

Fair Trade USA, a non-profit organization and the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, recently released its 2011 Almanac, an annual publication which provides detailed information on the supply and impact of Fair Trade Certified products. According to the Almanac, in 2011 farmers and farm workers earned almost $22 million in community development premiums, up over 50 percent from 2010.
04/27/2012
When Paul Rice launched Fair Trade USA 14 years ago, it wasn’t easy. He didn't draw a paycheck for six months. The second year, he went without for another six months. But the early struggles, he says, were cake compared with the challenge he faces shifting an already successful business model.
04/13/2012

Fair Trade USA Shares Results to Date of Innovations to Strengthen Cooperatives; Include More People; and Extend Opportunities for Multi-Stakeholder Participation

OAKLAND, Calif. (April 13, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today published its 2011 Almanac.
04/12/2012
Company top buyer of Fair Trade Certified™ bananas, pineapples and flowers in the U.S. under Whole Trade Guarantee label; reaches $2.5 million mark
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