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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Artisanal Small-scale Mining Organisation (ASMO)

Short form: ASMO. An ASMO is comprised of artisanal and small-scale miners and/or is held by legal owners, landowners, shareholders and/or members. It is constituted according to the legal, social, cultural and organisational reality of the local context.

An ASMO has direct (held by the ASMO) or indirect (held by miners of the ASMO) legal or contractual rights and environmental permits to mine. Where a country does not provide community-based Artisanal Small-scale Mining with legal status, the ASMO has all other direct or indirect legal or contractual rights and environmental permits to mine legally.