If you feel that the world of Fair Trade has its very own language – don’t fret! We’ll keep you in the know!

With this glossary we’ll guide you through the common technical terms used by FLOCERT, Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO).

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A producer organisation (e.g. 1st grade, 2nd grade, plantation) that operates under an umbrella body such as a 2nd (or 3rd) grade organisation or Multi Estate involved in the production of Fairtrade products.