Agreement Fair Trade

Producers and producer groups spend this social premium to support socio-economic development in a variety of ways. A common way to spend the social premium of fair trade is to invest in the private sector in public goods that lack infrastructure and government. These public assets include environmental initiatives, public schools and water projects. At some point, all producer groups will reinvest their social premiums on their farms and farms. They buy capital, like trucks and machinery, and education for their members, such as organic farming education. 38% of producer groups spend the social premium as a whole on themselves, but the rest invest in public goods, such as paying teachers` salaries, providing a municipal health clinic and improving infrastructure, such as the introduction of electricity and road improvements. [40] As a transitional measure, they can join fair trade if they have a partnership with an organization (for example. B an exporter or NGO) that helps them form an independent organization. The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh also offers many courses in many disciplines that implement fair trade learning. They offer a business course with a trip to Peru to visit coffee producers, an environmental science class that discusses fair trade as a means for cleaner food systems, an English course focused on the Earth Charter and the application of fair trade principles, and several higher-level anthropology courses focused on fair trade. [81] In order to complement the fair trade product certification system and, above all, to allow artisan manufacturers to sell their products outside of international activities, the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) introduced a new brand of identification for fair trade organizations in 2004 (unlike FLO International and Fairtrade products). The FTO[78] label allows consumers to recognize registered fair trade organizations around the world and tries to ensure the implementation of standards for working conditions, wages, child labour and the environment.

The FTO label provides fair trade organizations (including craftsmen`s manufacturers) with defined standards to inform consumers, trading partners, governments and donors of the applicable trade standard. In 2014, the Mark Fair Trade Programme was launched to create new opportunities, first for cocoa, sugar and cotton producers. [79] It has the same round logo next to the word FAIRTRADE in black and under the title of the program in turquoise. In 2005, French MP Antoine Herth published the report “40 proposals to promote the development of fair trade.” The report was followed in the same year by a law proposing the creation of a Commission for the Recognition of Fair Trade Organizations (Article 60 of the Act 2005-882, Small and Medium Enterprises, August 2, 2005). [144] In parallel with the laws, also in 2006, the French chapter of ISO (AFNOR) adopted, after five years of discussions, a reference document on fair trade. In recent years, student groups have also become more involved in fair trade. [46] Although hundreds of independent student organizations are active around the world, most groups in North America are either linked to United Students for Fair Trade Network (United States, Canadian Student Fair Trade Network, Canada) or Fair Trade Campaigns[47] (USA), which are also home to fair trade universities[46] and fair trade schools. – because textile production takes place in a factory and not on a farm.