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Local fair trade in Belgium and Europe

Belgian and European fair trade in local products is on the up. At least 52.4 million euros worth was sold in 2019. In 2019 the milk crisis in Europe reached its peak: the prices that the farmers get for their milk are not even enough to cover their production costs. Since then, next to nothing […]

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Does the future of fair trade lie in agro-ecology?

The fair trade movement has always been environmentally conscious. Yet fair trade and environmentally conscious agriculture have for a long time developed separately, without looking for parallels. However, in recent years they have gradually grown closer together and sometimes they merge completely.

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Fair and sustainable trade News

45 businesses request a national, legal framework for corporate due diligence

Following the initiative taken by chocolatier Tony’s Chocolonely in the Netherlands, 45 companies operating in Belgium have signed a letter to the new government calling for a national, legal framework for corporate due diligence on the topic of human rights and the environment. Ben & Jerry’s, Kalani, Galler Chocolate, JBC, Java, Neckerman, Clarysse, Mayerline, The […]

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Consumption of Fairtrade products: Belgians can still do better

Last May, Fairtrade Belgium announced a historic increase in the sales of fair trade products in Belgium: + 41% in 2019. An excellent result, bringing annual average consumption of fair trade per Belgian at 19.2 euros. Last May, Fairtrade Belgium announced a historic increase in the sales of fair trade products in Belgium: + 41% in 2019. An excellent result, bringing annual average consumption of fair trade per Belgian at 19.2 euros.

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Miel Maya Honing: for a sustainable and fair ‘happy culture’

For the Fair Trade Week, the NGO Miel Maya Honing (Maya Honey) launched a gift box celebrating global honey culture. It offers a unique opportunity to sample authentic products and to learn more about their origin and history. Our history…

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Webinar: corporate social responsibility and fair trade in crisis periods

When  September 29 2020, from 9.30 until 13.00WhereWebinar The webinar will be organised in French, Dutch and English. Simultaneous translation into the three languages will be provided.  First debate Covid-19, climate change, increasing inequality, destruction of biodiversity, etc. All these themes force us to rethink how we trade and accelerate the ecological and solidary transition our […]

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World Fair Trade Day : Participate to the photo contest!

May 9 is World Fair Trade Day. A special edition, because we must celebrate it at home. Choose fair trade in these difficult times! With your purchase, producers of your favourite fair trade product receive a fair income and you are giving the Belgian fair trade businesses a well-deserved boost too. Both need your support: […]

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Fair and sustainable trade

TDC’s coaching program

TDC’s coaching program The Trade for Development Centre aims to empower MSMEs (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises ) and producer organisations engaged in fair and sustainable trade and offers them all the tools they need to develop economically. Many of these organizations have a lot of potential, but lack the necessary marketing and management knowledge. […]

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Prix Juste Producteur, the new label that guarantees a fair price to Belgium’s producers

Most people thought that 60% of the end product’s price is for the producer whereas this is only 15% on average for all products Emmanuel Grosjean Tweet Obtaining a fair price and fair remuneration is not only a goal that farmers in the South fight for. In Belgium’s Walloon region the Producers Board has created […]

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Sri Lanka explores Belgium’s fair trade market

During the annual Belgian Fair Trade Week in 2019, Sri Lanka’s enthusiastic Ambassador in Belgium brought together producers from Sri Lanka and potential Belgian buyers in Brussels. This event is a first step.

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