December 07, 2016

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OEPAIC NETWORK

The Network of Economic Organizations of Artisan Producers with Cultural Identity is a national organization made up of associations of artisans from various Bolivian peoples and cultures, and created to defend their rights and represent them before civil society and national and international institutions. Other Network objectives include: promoting public polices in favor of this […]

SPP’S UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS

In this 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 Has the SPP separated from the fair trade movement? The SPP is at […]

NEW MEMBERS OF THE SPP FAMILY

Recently, the BIOCOOP organization in France was registered with the SPP for marketing sugar. We welcome this company as a new Final Buyer in the SPP family.  

D-SPP DIGITAL SYSTEM

Since September 2016, the D-SPP digital system has been used officially to carry out SPP’s certification and registration processes. This is the way to request certification for the first time or to request renewal of an already-existing certificate. This system is used to carry out other steps in the certification process, with the aim of enhancing […]

PIURA CONFERENCE FOR FAIR TRADE YOUTH AND WOMEN

On November 17-19 the Inter/National Conference for Fair Trade Youth and Women was held in Piura, Peru, as part of the “Capacity-building program for youth and women in organizations of coffee and cacao producers in the Junín region (Selva Central) and banana producers in the Piura region (Valle de Sullana).” The purpose of this conference […]

SPP COLOMBIA BEGINS OPERATIONS

SPP Global, represented by its Executive Director, Jerónimo Pruijn, signed an agreement on November 14 with the Colombian Initiative of Sustainable Fair Trade Small Producers, represented by its legal representative, Marycel Vivas, to create the SPP Colombia platform. René Ausecha (Cosurca) and Yurydia Pillimué (Fondo Paez) were appointed to represent SPP Colombia. The objective was […]

RIOBAMBA: FIRST ECUADORIAN FAIR TRADE CITY

During a Solemn Session on November 11 commemorating the 196th anniversary of the Independence of the Ecuadoran City of Riobamba, the Autonomous Decentralized Government of the Riobamba Canton was recognized, through a declaration of Riobamba as a Latin American City for Fair Trade and as the First EcuaDorian City for Fair Trade. The Riobamba government […]

“OUR FAIR TRADE” AT PERU’S 2016 COFFEE EXPO

In the context of Peru’s 2016 Coffee Expo (Expo Café Perú 2016), which was organized by the country’s National Coffee Board and where several SPP Global members exhibited their SPP products, another event was held: “Our Fair Trade,” organized by SPP Peru. The objective was to bring together small producers’ organizations in Peru that are […]

SPP AT THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT OF COOPERATIVES

The third International Summit of Cooperatives was held in Quebec City, Canada on October 11-13 with the theme “Cooperatives: the power to act.” The purpose of this event, held every two years, is “to promote the development of the world’s cooperative enterprises. It defines itself as a unique place for reflection, discussion, cooperation and training […]

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