In this new section of the newsletter, we will be highlighting the characteristics of the SPP as a label developed by small producers in the international fair trade movement. The texts below come from Frequently Asked Questions as they appear in our website: www.spp.coop
Participation by transnational corporations in fair trade
The growing active participation and positioning by major transnational companies in fair trade makes small producers’ organizations once again dependent on establishing relations with this type of company. In contrast, the SPP allows small producers’ organizations to strengthen direct, long-term relations with companies that are their counterparts with a commitment to fair trade.
Focus on Small Producers’ Organizations
The SPP maintains its focus on strengthening small producers’ organizations as a model of democratic social and economic organization. It also focuses on the importance of building capacities in small producers’ organizations and local economies. Fair Trade has always been promoted as a tool for achieving these goals.