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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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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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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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European Fair Trade Capital Ghent

From fair trade coffee to fair fashion For many years the Fair Trade Towns campaign has shown that local authorities can play an important role in promoting fair and sustainable trade. In Belgium’s Flemish region no less than 198 municipalities have become Fair Trade Towns, Wallonia and Brussels have 41 ‘Communes du commerce équitable’. Since […]

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What is fair trade?

What is fair trade? Fair trade is a type of trade that gives smallholders, especially in the South, the opportunity to develop in a sustainable way. One of the most important principles is that smallholders get a fair price for their product, but there is more to it than that. Fair trade objective, definition and principles […]

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Fair and sustainable trade

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Trade for Development Centre

Trade for Development Centre Trade for Development Centre is a programme of Enabel, the Belgian development agency. We believe that fair and sustainable trade are a way to decrease poverty. It gives smallholders in the South the opportunity to develop in a sustainable way. We work around three main themes: producer support, sharing information and raising […]

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