Products & Participants

PRODUCTS Attendee Country Description
acai pulp, banana flour, copaiba oil, art paper, honey, heart of palm, brazil nuts, and handicrafts Bolsa Amazonia Brazil a regional program for Amazon Basin countries, marketing organic, and natural Amazonian products such as acai pulp, banana flour, copaiba oil, art paper, honey, heart of palm, brazil nuts, and handicrafts. Available through SIMBA.
agricultural and artisanal goods such as reed baskets, woodwork and medicinal plant products. Tssooka-Teyoo de la Sierra A. C. Mexico an organization joining members of SSS status, cooperatives, and legally unrecognized community groups to market and distribute agricultural and artisanal goods. Membership consists of indigenous Nahuas and Popolucas, as well as other growers and craftspeople. Goods typically produced by organization members include reed baskets, woodwork and medicinal plant products.
amaranth Corporación Proteína Americana, Sociedad Cooperativa de R.L. Quali Mexico a group of socially responsible businesses that legally operate as a cooperative supporting the marketing of amaranth products, as well as offering water, health, and nutrition workshops to communities.
artisan goods made of wool cotton, and necklaces made from natural seeds and chaquira. IXIM ANTSETIK STZ’IKOS SWOKOLIL SC DE RL (Mujeres de Maíz en Resistencia) Mexico a women’s society of indigenous Tseltales and Tsotsiles from different regions of Chiapas. These women produce and market artisan goods made of wool cotton, and necklaces made from natural seeds and chaquira.
artisinal goods Xochipilli A.C. Centro de Promoción y Desarrollo para el Sector Artesanal Mexico a group composed of members from the province of Morelos. The center promotes products made in local neighborhoods and trains artisans in an effort to help strengthen the formation of the artisanal goods sector.
bananas Banelino (Bananeros de la Línea Noroeste) Dominican Republic is a banana cooperative made of small farms in the Dominican Republic that sells mainly to the European market. Banelino has connections with FLO (Fairtrade Labeling Organization
clothing Maggie’s Organics USA Maggie’s Organics/USA An American organic fibers clothing producer founded in 1992, Maggie’s Organics works only with certified organic producers and unionized, or fair trade co-op manufacturers.
coca / bananas APPTA (Asociación de Pequeños Porductores de Talamanca) Costa Rica Founded in 1987 by a non-governmental organization called ANAI, this 1,500-member cooperative joined the Fair Trade system in 1997 and has approximately 1,030 cocoa-producers, almost 25% are women APPTA sells most of its certified organic cocoa internationally to processors, particularly in the US. It is currently seeking fair trade certification of its banana production.
cocoa Conacado (National Confederation of Dominican Cocoa Cultivators) Dominican Republic a cooperative of 9,000 farmers in the Dominican Republic that grows organically certified cocoa under a shade canopy in the rainforest. Conacado sells part of its crop to the Fair Trade market.
cocoa Kuapa Kokoo Ghana a cocoa growers cooperative establish in Ghana in 1993. Kuapa Kokoo has over 35,000 farmer-members from 937 societies and spanning 5 out of the 6 cocoa growing regions in Ghana. The co-op is a cowner of the Day Chocolate Company, based in London, through which it markets many of its products.
cocoa MCCH (Maquita Cushunchic Comercializando como Hermanos) Ecuador founded in 1984 by church communities. MCCH’s membership includes around 800 small cocoa farmers in Ecuador whose cocoa is marketed through MCCH’s export company Agroexportadora Maquita (Maquita). It also works with many artisan groups.
cocoa & chocolate products El Ceibo Bolivia a second tier organization of 36 cooperatives of organic cocoa producers and processors in Bolivia. El Ceibo annually exports of $1,300,000 worth of organic cacao beans and chocolate products. El Ceibo chocolate is popular among ATOs (Alternative trade Organizations) in Western Europe and health food stores in the United States. El Ceibo also sells its chocolate in various forms domestically to national industries, small shops, and street vendors in Bolivian cities.
Coffee Ape Café El Salvador second tier organization made up of 11 small farmer coffee co-ops and in El Salvador. APECAFE sells 14% of its coffee to the Fair Trade market, is certified by TransfairUSA and 22% of its production is organic certified ( OCIA, Naturland).
coffee Cafenica Nicaragua one cooperative organization under the umbrella of Cecocafen, which represents about 6,000 small coffee producers in 9 Nicaraguan organizations.
coffee Cecocafen (Center of Northern Coffee Cooperatives) Nicaragua made up of 12 smaller coffee producer groups and uses its revenue from the fair trade label for community development projects including a micro-loan program, a community conservation program, and a dry mill for coffee processing. They mainly distribute to the United States. 20% of co-op member/growers are women.
coffee COAPROCL Honduras represents 38 small organic coffee producers who came together recently in the face of the current global coffee crisis. COAPROCL is assisting these producers in finding markets for their coffee.
coffee COCLA Peru Agrarian Coffee Cooperative, Ltd. is a second tier coffee cooperative joining 7 co-ops in southern Peru. COCLA provides warehousing, processing, sales and financing services.
coffee Cooperativa COPALAR Venezuela a small coffee growers’ cooperative exporting mainly green coffee to the Fair Trade market. It is a member of the Latin American Association of Small Coffee Producers, who are better known as Frente Solidario. gumilla @
coffee Coordinadora Estatal de Productores de Café de Oaxaca AC CEPCO Mexico composed of 42 regionally integrated organizations engaged in coffee production. These producers operate as a self-financed, single trading unit, producing and trading traditional and unprocessed organic coffee.
coffee Corsuca (Empresa Cooperativa del Sur del Cauca) Columbia was established with the support of USAID and the UN Development Program. Corsurca coffee production program is composed of 14 grassroots associations and cooperatives representing approximately 650 families in Columbia. It sells certified organic and Fair Trade Certified coffee directly to European and North American markets. They are certified by TransFair USA.
coffee COSATIN (Cooperativa de Servicios Agropecuarios Tierra Nueva) Nicaragua a base level cooperative uniting 369 producers in 21 communities. They produce mostly of coffee, both organic and conventional, and some honey, organic and conventional.
coffee Dean’s Beans USA a founding member of Cooperative Coffees , Inc., Dean’s Beans is a U.S-based internet seller retailing 100% fair trade kosher organic coffee.
coffee Federación Indígena Ecológica de Chiapas S.S.S. FIECH, Mexico an intermediary organization made up of 12 small certified organic coffee producers that make Biomaya Coffee, a gourmet quality finished product.
coffee ISMAM “San Isidro Labrador” S.S.S. Mexico an organization consisting of 1380 coffee producers that process and market organic coffee, as well as promoting social and ecological tourism.
coffee Junta Nacional del Café de Peru (Peruvian Coffee Farmers' Organization) Peru Advocacy group and second tier Small Coffee growers cooperative, the Junta represents 280 small producer organizations located in 47 provinces and 210 of Peru’s coffee growing areas. Member of FIPA.
coffee Paluch’en Sociedad Cooperativa de R.L. de C.V. Mexico a cooperative composed of 122 organic coffee producers, mostly indigenous Tseltales growers, dedicated to organic methods of production and marketing.
coffee Peace Coffee USA A U.S. based internet seller retailing 100% organic shade grown coffee, Peace Coffee buys from co-ops certified by Transfair USA.
coffee PRODECOOP(Promoter of Cooperative Development in the Segovias ) Nicaragua Comprised of 71 coffee farmer co-ops and collectives in northeren Nicaragua, PRODECOOP ships more than 50 containers annually, 10% of which it sells to Equal Exchange. It has some organic production.
coffee Triple S Roca Firme Mexico a public organization made up of 30 members from the Tapilula and Chiapas regions. This group focuses on marketing organic coffee and encouraging community solidarity.
coffee Unión de Comunidades Indígenas de la Región del Istmo, de R.I. Mexico an organization fundamentally dedicated to growing, processing and marketing coffee.
coffee Unión de Ejidos San Fernando Mexico an organization committed to producing organic coffee in Chiapas.
coffee YENI NAVA S. de PR. De RL Mexico an organization based in Oaxaca, composed of coffee cultivators from 44 communities and 3 different regions. For 11 years, delegates from 6 ethnic groups have internationally distributed fair trade coffee produced and marketed by the organization’s members.
coffee and other products Agromercados S.A. Mexico an organization composed of small producers dedicated to the cultivation and distribution of products such as coffee.
coffee, honey and vanilla products Mano a Mano Cooperativa de Comercio Justo Mexico a merchandising cooperative that sells coffee, honey and vanilla products from the Cholula Puebla of San Andreas, internationally and in local markets.
coffee, tea, other food products, textiles and handicrafts FTO (Fair Trade Organizatzie) Netherlands an independent non-profit organization established in 1959 that has developed in to an Alternative Trade Organization (ATO). They buy, coffee, tea, other food products, textiles and handicrafts directly from producers in the South for distribution in Europe. FTO’s sister organization, Fair Trade Assistance, supports organizations of small producers with technical assistance, training and credit.
crafts CIAP (Centro Interregional de Artesanos del Peru) Peru a non-profit, self-managed cooperative organization founded to help crafts men and women living in the poorest urban areas of Peru. The group exports craft pieces made in these impoverished areas to stores around the world, where they are sold for a fairprice. Products are marketed through the Bright Hope Store and Shared Interest Society Ltd.
fish vending to cattle raising to weaving to hand-rolling the small Indian cigarettes called bidis. SEWA (Self-Employed Women’s Association) India a women’s trade union registered in Ahmedabad, India since 1972. SEWA has nearly 700,000 members, 362 producer groups, and about 72 cooperatives, from fish vending to cattle raising to weaving to hand-rolling the small Indian cigarettes called bidis. They have sold textile products in France, and their movement is spreading to Yemen and Turkey.
handbeaded artworks Monkeybiz South Africa founded by three woman who desired to create employment and empowerment for disadvantaged women in Cape Town. The 200 women involved in the project are currently producing exquisite handbeaded artworks-each a unique one off creation. Each women is paid for every doll produced and since they work from home, can look after their families and avoid transport costs.
honey Unión Regional de Ejidos de Prod. Y Com. Agropecuaria Costa Chica (Guerrero URECH) Mexico an organization of 150 members from 35 communities and 7 different municipalities of the Costa Chica region. The majority of the URECH member groups are rural, indigenous producers from the most marginalized areas of the Republic of Mexico. The producers grow and collectively package organic honey which provides earnings for more than 150 families in the Guerrero region.
honey and coffee Productores Agropecuarios de la Selva Lacandona S.S.S. Mexico a solidarity society that produces, stores, markets honey and coffee.
mugs and jars with ethnic designs Fundacion Sinchi Sacha Ecuador a foundation that supports Amazonian populations in Ecuador, particularly indigenous peoples, in their self-directed development plans and promotes and disseminates the cultural riches of these communities. They work with more than 100 producers from all over Ecuador and have successfully raised funds to install a hydraulic ceramic plant in the Amazon Rainforest for a Quechua community, producing mugs and jars with ethnic designs.,
offee and honey, and distribute raw materials necessary to produce honey UAPEÉIS TZIJIB BABI Federación de Sociedades Solidaridad Social Mexico represents 14 organizations and over 714 individual members of SSS from the Yajalón, Tumbala, Ocosingo, and Chiapas regions. Uapeéis Tzijib Babi members produce organic coffee and honey, and distribute raw materials necessary to produce honey, organic “green” coffee, and market-ready roasted and ground coffees.
organic coffee CCCH (Central Coffee Growers Cooperative of Honduras) Honduras formed in 1997 with the objectives of direct coffee exportation and rural development, is a technical team coordinating commercial activity, administration, rural development projects, training, and communications between cooperatives. Members total over 6000 small to medium-scale organic coffee producers and their families.
organic coffees, honey (from bees and coconut), handicrafts, stola (using natural dies), candles (bamboo and coconut), and natural herbal products Bolsa Nusantara Indonesia Modeled after the successful Brazilian “Bolsa Amazonia” initiative (see above) that fostered NGO and private sector partnerships working towards sustainable development and production of international bio-products trade, Bolsa Nusantara seeks to do the same in Indonesia. The products they work with include organic coffees, honey (from bees and coconut), handicrafts, stola (using natural dies), candles (bamboo and coconut), and natural herbal products.
organic jamaica, jam and concentrates Kiee Lu’u S.S.S Mexico a community-based organization adapted to meet the needs of small producers and indigenous growers from Oaxaca. The organization markets organic jamaica, jam and concentrates, and supports ecologically sound growing practices.
organic spices and Fair Trade coffee ForesTrade of Guatemala Guatemala a large producer and distributor of organic spices and Fair Trade coffee. ForesTrade’s products are carried by brands such as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Tazo Tea, Frontier Natural Products, and New Chapter. The company’s business model, which integrates social and environmental concerns, earned ForesTrade the World Summit Award for Sustainable Development Partnerships from the United Nations and International Chamber of Commerce.
orn, sorghum, wheat and beans, and finished tortillas sold in local markets Asociación Nacional de Empresas Comercializadoras de Productores del Campo (A.C. ANEC) Mexico an association of 120,000 producers from 18 different Mexican states. Together these producers form 194 commercial growing operations and 18 integrated farm businesses that specialize in the production and marketing of basic grains such as corn, sorghum, wheat and beans, and finished tortillas sold in local markets
quinoa CECAOT Ltda. (Central Farming Cooperative “Land Operation”) Bolivia composed of 560 producers of Royal Quinoa in Bolivia. The principal markets of export are the United States, Holland, Germany, and Switzerland.
rugs RUGMARK USA an international nonprofit organization working to end child labor and offer educational opportunities to children in India, Nepal and Pakistan. RUGMARK monitors producers and labels rugs with the assurance that they were made without the use of child labor. RUGMARK carpets are sold in Europe and North America and are promoted through offices in the U.S., U.K., and Germany.
scarves, tablecloths, dolls, blouses and bags Alternativa Solidaria Chiapas, A. C. Mexico a civic association that offers financial and social services to local women with insufficient incomes in Chiapas. This group provides microfinancing alternatives and literacy and professional programs to artisans. Products of sponsored artisans include scarves, tablecloths, dolls, blouses and bags.
soccer balls, volleyballs, handballs, sports garments, gloves, shin guards, and sports shoes Talon Sports Pakistan Based in the world sporting goods production center of Sialkot, Pakistan, this fair tade producer makes high quality soccer balls, volleyballs, handballs, sports garments, gloves, shin guards, and sports shoes. It encouages female employment, while discouraging child labor. Talon exports its own products with offices in the USA, UK, and Sweden.
textiles Crecer Guatemala organizes and supports artisans and producers from Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Crecer works with textile producer cooperatives in Guatemala and markets through IFAT to Europe.
textiles, musical intruments, pottery & Jewely ASARBOLSEM (Señor de Mayo Handcraft Association of Bolivia) Bolivia a non-profit cooperative producing traditional and non-traditional goods for local and international markets. ASARBOLSEM produces mostly textiles, but also musical instruments, pottery and jewelry. All products are marketed though their website. Member of International Federation of Alternative Trade (IFAT).
traditional handicrafts, musical instruments, ceramics and textiles Q'antati Bolivia an association representing 12 Aymara Indian cooperatives in Bolivia with over 450 artisans producing a wide selection of traditional handicrafts, musical instruments, ceramics and textiles. Marketing and selling is managed without any intermediaries.
t-shirts made of 100% certified organic cotton. Cooperativa Maquiladora Mujers de Nueva Vida, Internacional Nicaragua a sewing cooperative in Nicaragua founded and run by women that was established with the support of Maggie’s Organics (see below). The co-op currently employs more than 45 people producing mostly t-shirts made of 100% certified organic cotton. They now offer silk-screening as part of their full package service.
ucca (cassava, yarrow root) and plantain chips to Belgium and macadamia nuts Coocafe Costa Rica was founded in 1988 with the support of the German governmental agricultural and economical organization Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Coocafé is an integration of nine coffee cooperatives in Costa Rica and markets the coffee brands Paz, Autentico, and Forestal. It is currently working on marketing yucca (cassava, yarrow root) and plantain chips to Belgium and macadamia nuts to Germany and the United States.
vegetables, poultry and crafts Mujeres en Accion (MEA) Guatemala founded by indigenous women in the province of Chimaltenango, Guatemala to organize and empower those left widowed and destitute by the 36-year civil war. Their 26 affiliated groups are involved in literacy and health promotion, as well as producing and selling vegetables, poultry and crafts.
  Asociación para el desarrollo sustentable S.C. de R.L. de Mexico an initiative that supports producer groups and artisans in areas of technical assistance, merchandizing and training human resources to strengthen integral development efforts throughout Chiapas.
  Barzón Movimiento Jurídico Nacional Mexico an NGO accommodation 100 sister organizations that support human rights and form a portion of the Frente Mexicano Pro Derechos Humanos.
  Bioplaneta Mexico A national Mexican network of rural sustainable companies and cooperatives, Bioplaneta works with a breadth of institutional allies, educational and investigation centers, and NGOs to help members improve and maintain the quality and marketability of their products and services in local, regional, national and global markets.
  Biotrade Columbia a program set up by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Developement (UNCTAD). The Biotrade initiative seeks to enhance the capability of developing countries to produce value-added products and services from biodiversity for both domestic and international markets. Currently, BIOTRADE programs are being developed in: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
  Campesinos ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas S.C. CESMACH Mexico a cooperative supporting small coffee producers by means of granting organic certification and helping the producers gain fair trade and organic market access.
  Certificadora Mexicana de productos y procesos ecológicos S.C Certimex Mexico a civil society organization that inspects and certifies organic and fair trade products.
  Comercio Justo México A.C. Mexico an organization focused on promoting the distribution of Mexican small producers’ goods to consumers by adopting fair trade philosophies.
  Commission for Environmental Cooperation   An international organization created by Canada, Mexico and the United States under the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), the CEC addresses regional environmental concerns, helps prevent potential trade and environmental conflicts, and promotes the effective enforcement of environmental law. The NAAEC complements the environmental provisions of NAFTA.
  Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) UK an organization campaigning to end the factory farming of animals and their long distance transport through political lobbying, research, and public education campaigns.
  CONTAG (National Confederation of Agricultural Workers) Brazil was founded in 1963 and is a large national umbrella union of agricultural laborers in Brazil.
  Enlaces América USA an initiative of the Chicago-based Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights. Enlaces América helps empower and support transnational communities (particularly Latino immigrants in the U.S), in their commitment to building an equitable, sustainable, and dignified way of life for peoples in the Americas.
  Equiterre Canada a non-profit organization promoting environmental responsibility and social justice. Equiterre works in the areas of fair-trade, ecological agriculture, transportation, and energy.
  Fair Trade Resource Network USA an informational resource hub born out of the Fair Trade Federation (FTF). The Fair Trade Resource Network's goal is to raise consumer awareness about improving people's lives through Fair Trade alternatives.
  Fundacion Solidaridad Chile a non-profit organization set up by the Chilean Catholic Church in 1976. The Foundation offers assistance and training in design, support in the production process, and marketing service for sales at home and abroad. The artisans are people who, for one reason or another, live marginalized from society in a state of poverty. Marketed through Shared Interest Society Ltd.
  IFAT (International Federation for Alternative Trade)   Established in 1989, IFAT is a worldwide network of fair traders in more than 50 countries. Its members include producer associations in Latin America, Africa and Asia, and Fair Trade marketing organizations from North and South.
  International Fair & Advertising Company Vietnam A Vietnamese goods and tourism promotional group representing small farmers, fishers and other producers
  Navdanya India a public education and advocacy program initiated by the Foundation to Conserve Agricultural Diversity. Navdanya works to empower farmers to be the center of conservation, encouraging them to take control over the political, ecological and economic aspects of agriculture. The organization saves seeds, promotes chemical-free organic agriculture, creates public awareness on biosafety and genetic engineering, defends public knowledge from biopiracy, and people's food rights and food sovereignty.
  OCA (Organic Consumer's Association) USA is focused grassroots non-profit public interest organization founded in 1998. The OCA deals with issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, and environmental sustainability.
  Oxfam International   A confederation of 12 organizations working together in more than 100 countries, Oxfam seeks global socio-economical change through direct developmental and humanitarian aid, extensive research, and broad popular campaigning.
  Pacific-Asia Resource Center Japan Founded in 1973, PARC is a secular, non-profit, multifunctional organization working together with the various people's movements in Japan to facilitate the development of solidarity links with people struggling in the Pacific-Asia region, and other countries.
  Peruin Peru  
  Presbyterian Hunger Program USA A ministry of the Presbyterian Church, the Hunger Program has for 35 years provided ways for Presbyterians and others to help alleviate hunger and its root causes. It facilitates direct food relief and community development programs in the US and internationally.
  Pro-Natura Brazil Established in Brazil in 1986, currently also in France, Pro-Natura is a non-governmental organization that specializes in sustainable development. In Brazil, Instituto Pró-Natura has been awarded the status of Public Utility by federal decree.
  Red Bioplaneta Mexico consists of a network of 58 producers and cooperative members, representing 10,000 people, 10 NGOs and an administrative team based in Mexico City. Representatives from the federal district conduct courses, workshops, assessments and certification processes, training members of the network in the process. The organization supports its members’ marketing, sales, and exportation efforts across the artisan, agriculture, processing and eco-tourism industries.
  Red de Ecoturismo Comunitario Maya Mexico an organization composed of 7 community groups, 2 NGOs and a local tour operating business, providing eco-tourism services in the maya macewal region of Quintana Roo.
  Rights Action/ Derechos en Accion Guatemala A non-profit human rights and development organization, Rights Action organizes relief projects in Southern Mexico, Central America & Peru while educating in North America about global development and human rights issues, and working to form north-south alliances.
  Rural Coalition/ Coalición Rural USA An alliance of regionally and culturally diverse organizations promoting social justice and sustainability within the food system, Rural Coalilition works mostly in the US and Mexico. Its programs include advocating for national policies which support these goals, as well as economic development efforts such as bridging the digital divide, and helping their diverse members market the products of their farmers.
  SECO (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs – Switzerland)   The Swiss Government's bureau for all core issues relating to economic policy, SECO aims to create the basic regulatory and economic policy conditions to enable business to flourish for the benefit of all. SECO represents Switzerland in the large multilateral trade organizations as well as in international negotiations.
  Street Wires South Africa By providing the training, support and raw materials necessary to enable people to channel their natural creative abilities into the most African of all art forms, wire art, Streetwires is helping to ensure a brighter future for many formerly destitute South Africans.
  Tierra Humana A. C. Mexico a not-for profit organization made up of three members groups that work to encourage rural sustainable development. The Tierra Humana de Cancún Quintana Roo provides equipment and materials necessary for community development and well-being.
  Viva Rio Brazil Brazilian non-governmental non-profit organization in Rio de Janeiro spearheading social welfare, human rights, and peace programs, with a particular focus on youth. Viva Rio works together with local organizations in some 350 favelas and other low-income communities.
  World Vision Brazill Brazil a non-profit Christian relief and development organization which provides emergency relief, education, health care, economic development and promotes justice. World Vision Brazil manages a Fair Trade program that is promoting and markeing Fair Trade products in Brazil.