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Fair Trade is trade that satisfies criteria re. the supply chain of the goods involved, usually including fair payment for producers and other social and environmental considerations. It's part of an organized social movement which promotes standards for international labor, environmentalism, and social policy in commerce between developed and undeveloped countries.
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Growers, Roasters and Special Guests Will Be Largest International Gathering to focus on Climate Change and Coffee Production
ADDIS ABABA & WASHINGTON DC - September 19, 2007 - Higher Grounds Trading Company, the only 100% fair trade coffee company in the state of Michigan, is no stranger to being a pioneer in the specialty coffee industry, and now, the company is...
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ADDIS ABABA - September 3, 2007 - The Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office (EIPO), guardian of Ethiopia's valuable fine coffee trademarks held a consultative meeting with more than 100 representatives of the sector today to share progress and outline the rising prospects for the...
Seven New Premium, Organic Teas Put Small Farmers First & Challenge Fair Trade Plantation Model
WASHINGTON DC - June 20, 2007 - Today the Ethiopian Government and Starbucks Coffee Company signed an historic business agreement involving licensing and promotion of three Ethiopian coffees, Harar, Sidamo and Yirgacheffe, which Ethiopia has singled out to date as among its finest....
ADDIS ABABA and SEATTLE- June 20, 2007 – Representatives of the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and senior leaders from Starbucks Coffee Company today announced that they have concluded an agreement regarding distribution, marketing and licensing that recognizes the importance...
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Cocoa Farmers in Ghana Celebrate First Divine Chocolate Dividend from UK Company
LONDON - May 15, 2007. The Ethiopian Coffee Trademarking and Licensing Initiative plans to offer the European coffee industry a whole new brew this week in Antwerp, Belgium. Following on from considerable press coverage and recent high profile signings in North America, the...