UN Special Rapporteur: Q&A on Fair Trade
This Question & Answer paper was released on the occasion of World Fair Trade Day 2013 (11.05.2013) to take stock of the contribution of the fair trade movement to more just and sustainable food systems. The movement took root in the US and Northern Europe in the post-war period, and started to make inroads into retail markets from 1988, when the first Fairtrade certification initiative, Max Havelaar, was created in the Netherlands. This paper is based on an interview with the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, conducted by Marianne Wilschut for Stichting Max Havelaar (Fairtrade Netherlands).
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