Review of the Geographical Scope Policy of Producer Certification for Fairtrade International - 2014

Introduction

 

Welcome to the consultation on the Fairtrade Geographical Scope Policy of Producer Certification!
Thank you for taking the time to participate. First you will find an introduction to the topic and consultation process and then you will be asked the consultation questions. The whole process should take you around 20 minutes.


1. General Introduction

You are kindly invited to participate in this consultation on the Geographical Scope Policy of Producer Certification review. For this purpose, we kindly ask you to comment on the proposals suggested in this document and encourage you to give feedback with explanations, analysis and examples underlying your statements. All information we receive from respondents will be treated with care and kept confidential.

Please submit your comments by 15.08.2014. If you have any questions regarding the project or the consultation process, please contact the Project Manager, Lucy Russell (standards-pricing@fairtrade.net).


2. Project and Process Information

The aim of the project is to review the methodology used for determining which countries can be Fairtrade producer countries and to review the Fairtrade pricing regions.

This review project started in March 2014. The research involved internal discussions with relevant staff members and desk-based research. The project assignment (PA) is available at: http://www.fairtrade.net/standards-work-in-progress.html. This project also involved alignment with strategic planning so that the results can feed into the Fairtrade International strategy, which is currently being reviewed for 2016-20. Any broader debate on the strategic focus of Fairtrade will be part of that wider debate.

Following the consultation round we will prepare a paper compiling the comments made, which will be emailed to all participants and also be available at www.fairtrade.net/standards-work-in-progress.html under the section for the geographical policy scope project. Taking into account all the comments received, the draft scope will be amended and presented to the Standards Committee (SC) for approval in September 2014 and the relevant sections will be presented to the Fairtrade International Board in October 2014.

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