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08/03/2012

Fair Trade Coffee Cooperatives in Peru and Colombia Receive Funding to Address Key Challenges in Quality and Productivity

OAKLAND, Calif. (August 3, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, has announced the first two winners of its new Cooperative Small Grants Program, which offers Fair Trade Certified™ coffee cooperatives access to funding for specific capacity-building projects. The winners, APROCASSI from Peru and ASOPROKAN from Colombia, were awarded a combined $40,428 to improve crop productivity and quality management.
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.
04/13/2012

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.
03/06/2012

Fair Trade USA Releases New Sales Data from SPINS at Natural Products Expo West

OAKLAND, Calif. (March 6, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today reports new data revealing that sales of Fair Trade Certified™ products grew a whopping 75 percent between Q1 and Q4 last year. The data, from SPINS LLC, indicates that sales of Fair Trade Certified products grew fastest in the mass merchant – mainstream grocery, food and drug – channel, which saw a 95 percent increase in Fair Trade Certified product sales in 2011. 
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