If you feel that the world of Fair Trade has its very own language – do not worry! With this glossary we would like to guide you through the specific technical terms used by FLOCERT, Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).
A producer network is a regional network of producers and/or regional associations who work together for their common interest. The focus of those efforts may vary depending on the context.
In Fairtrade the promotion of dialogue and collaboration is a key objective, and the producer networks represent their members on the Fairtrade International Board. Networks include Fairtrade Africa for the African region, CLAC for the Latin American and Caribbean region and NAP for the Asian region. They now exist as ‘CAN’, a cluster of Fairtrade producer networks (CLAC-AFN-NAP).