On 16 April, CTA and other partners organised the fifth ‘Brussels Development Briefing’ – part of a series of discussion meetings on ACP-EU development issues. This briefing focused on the issues: ‘Does Fair Trade contribute to sustainable development?’.
- Hansjörg Neun, CTA
Objectives and Programme of the Briefing
- Isolina Boto, CTA [presentation]
Panel 1: Can Fair Trade contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development?
This session will review the key issues of Fair Trade initiatives from a market access perspective, including social and environmental impacts. Discussions will also clarify the main issues involved in standards compliance and labeling schemes.
- Anja Osterhaus, Fair Trade Advocacy Office, Brussels [executive summary - presentation]
- Dr Stephanie Barrientos, University of Manchester [executive summary - presentation]
- Natalie Berg, Grocery Research Manager, United Kingdom [executive summary - presentation]
- Gelkha Buitrago, Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO), Germany [executive summary - presentation]
- Moctar Fall, Fair Trade producer, Director of Interface Trading, Senegal [executive summary]
Discussant: Linda McAvan, Member of European Parliament and member of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
Panel 2: Can Fair Trade better link ACP producers to northern consumers?
This panel will discuss public sector support for farmers engaging in FAIR TRADE production and public and private partnerships in support of sustainable Trade and consumer’s awareness.
- Samuel Poos, Fair Trade Centre, Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC) [executive summary - presentation]
- Christopher Wunderlich, Sustainable Commodity Initiative, UNCTAD, IISD [executive summary - presentation]
- Mamadou Ouattara, Association of African cotton producers (AProCA), Mali [executive summary - presentation]
Discussant: H.E. Ambassador Federico Alberto Cuello Camilo, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Brussels
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