The Fair Trade Institute (FTI) is a scientific community that makes the world's growing body of research and analysis of Fair Trade accessible to all. Through this interface, the Fair Trade Institute enhances dialogue and learning among academics and practitioners internationally and ultimately contributes to an improved understanding of Fair Trade and its impacts on the ground. Our goal is to enhance the depth of understanding of Fair Trade - its strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and potential - so as to provide a shared knowledge among Fair Trade stakeholders, constituting a framework to build Fair Trade future.
Valéry Bezençon (Ph.D.) is the founder and director of the Fair Trade Institute. He is a professor at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.
The Fair Trade Resource Network seeks to build the movement to make trade fair through education and discussion. Its website, FTRN.org is an information hub for North America's Fair Trade movement and its work on efforts with partners in the US - most notably World Fair Trade Day in North America - is contributing to double-digit growth of Fair Trade in the US.
Check out FTRN.org for:
- Suggested Fair Trade reading for those with varying levels of background in Fair Trade
- Leading and up-to-date Fair Trade news
- Ideas for how to get involved in Fair Trade - from Fair Trade job postings and ideas for teaching about Fair Trade to opportunities to travel to producer communities.