In June this year, IFAT will hold its sixth biennial international Conference in Arusha, Tanzania, on the theme: The Fair Trade Difference - People, Principles and Partnership. Fair Trade producers are democratically organised or working in enterprises with socially engaged management. Many work in the informal sector producing handcrafts. Others are farmers with smallholdings or growers belonging to co-operatively organised groups. 158 Fair Trade organisations, in 50 countries around the world, belong to IFAT (the International Federation for Alternative Trade) which is a networking body working to improve the livelihoods and well-being of poor people through trade.
Mar 19, 2001