Forum Rethinking Fair Trade in Africa”
Launch text for the electronic forum on the theme « Rethinking Fair Trade in Africa ». (Text available in English and French only.)
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It appears necessary to rethink fair trade and its development in Africa based on the exchange of experience and analyses during the last thirty years of Fair Trade in Africa on the one hand, and the exploitation of potential offered by South-South and Inter-African Fair Trade within the prospects of ongoing regional processes of integration on the other. The first phase of the forum will run from March 28th to April 22nd 2005 with the aim of deepening understanding of the state of things for fair trade in Africa by commenting the text in this document and responding to a number of issues.