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Fair Trade Certification Marks 25th Anniversary

In 1988 Frans van der Hoff, a Dutch missionary, along with a Dutch economist named Nico Roozen the development agency, Solidaridad, launched the Max Havelaar label, named after a fictional character who opposed the exploitation of coffee pickers in Indonesia. The label’s organization in the Netherlands went on to co-found the Fairtrade International system in 1997.

To mark Fairtrade’s jubilee, Max Havelaar Netherlands, has invited smallholders from across the world to ‘Max Havelaar Jubliee Conference: Smallholder Innovations’, a day-long event in Utrecht, Netherlands. At the event, farmers will share how they are changing their communities through Fairtrade and Peter d’Angremond, Executive Director of the Max Havelaar Foundation, will present the first-ever, carbon-neutral coffee to help coffee farmers combat climate change.

More at Fairtrade International post


  1. Dear Dale,We are the Innovation Centre team from University of Bath. We are a new network esetilbshad by the University of Bath to build an active community in this sector and establish impactful links between companies and universities. Low Carbon South West will make it easier for companies, entrepreneurs, investors and researchers to meet and exchange ideas and opportunities. The network will also provide a showcase for low carbon technology innovation.We are currently creating our database (email, tel etc)to update everbody about the nesw and what we are doing. You are the one of the important names that we would love to keep in our database. You may be interested in coming or speaking to our students or researchers. The best thing is that you dont have to go to London to do these things! Bath is a beautiful local city.If you are interested in please let us know.Look forward to hear from you.Pinar

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