FAIRTRADE with the small producers , their products and plantation-workers from the (low developped) countries of the „south“. What is FAIRTRADE ?. It is an alternative business model for the small poducers in the „south“
1) production and trade with respect towards human beings and the environment
2) set of social and ecological minimum standards
3) future for almost a million families in 43 LDCs (low developped countries)
The producers, too, have obligations in the FAIRTRADE-system:
The small-farming-families bind themselves,
(Holding)organization: FLO International (Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International)
Complete control by international networking of FLO with:
come from small-farmers-cooperatives and plantages in
Standards for the admission in the FAIRTRADE-producer-register:
(lb = engl. Pound = 0,46kg)
(or: 121 US-dollar/sack = 100 lb = 46kg)
The 29 member-organisations of FAIRTRADE-Austria come from the following social fields:
... with a common holding-association, the FLO International(situated in Bonn, Germany)
Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 ViennaTel.: +01/533 09 56; Fax: DW firstname.lastname@example.org; www.fairtrade.at
Isaias Martinez, UCIRI, Mexico
„The most important contribution of the Fairtrade Labelling System is in my eyes that our „dignity as a human being“ is recovered. We are no longer a plaything of the anonymous economic power that keeps us down.“
Isaias Martinez, UCIHI, Mexico
If 10 families in Austria (or Slovakia) consume and buy FAIRTRADE-coffee regularly, 1 whole coffee-farmer-family in Latin America can live by it.
„A donkey, who buys expensive, what he could get cheaper. Who buys cheap at the cost of people, who live in misery, is a swine.“
... is responsible for:
... controlls the companies, which sell products with the FAIRTRADE-quality-seal (wholesalers, retailers, alternative-traders...) in Austria (mainly „world-stores“ and supermarkets).
The licence-takers report quarterly their sale-conclusions at „fair conditions“ with the licenced importers.
These data are equalized with the informations, that FLO Cert gets from their partner-organizations (licenced importers.
2,9 million kg of Bio-Bananas have been eaten in Austria.
5,25 US-dollar per box (18,14 kg/40 pound)
The FAIRTRADE-seal guarantees for the producers: