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GEOTRACEBILITY FAIR TRADE

Objective

Fair Trade is an activity area where CSOs play a key role. Fair Trade is also an activity area promoting the best social, economic and environmental practices of sustainable development. Unfortunately CSOs do not have the means to develop concerted strategies in Research and Technology Development. Their short term concerns often prevent them to have the necessary hindsight. The main objective of the Geo Fair Trade project is to bring together Fair Trade CSOs and RTD performers. Discussions with the principle Fair Trade stakeholders and actors have shown that their basic needs to win new markets and new consumers are Transparency and Traceability. Taking advantage of the results obtained in two FP5 and FP6 research projects, the CCI Gers and its partners CRA-W and CIRAD, together with 5 Fair Trade CSOs, have defined the main objectives of the project whose: 1. To select sustainable development indicators with a spatial component and related to the three dimensions of Fair Trade (social, economic and environmental). 2. To adapt the Geo-traceability Integrated System, set-up in the previous research projects, enabling finding and browsing of all relevant information corresponding to the needs of Fair Trade actors. 3. To validate this approach with six case studies chosen by the CSOs. 4. To develop training and educative tools to disseminate this approach. The Geo Fair Trade project is based on a permanent communication between the RTD performers and the CSOs, who will participate in all scheduled progress meetings, to validate the results or to reorientate the Research and Technology Development activities. The final expected result is a reference framework built on the sustainable development geo-indicators that can be used in all the traceability systems already implemented in Fair Trade. This reference framework will improve the certification of the best practices implemented by the Fair Trade actors.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-CSO - Research for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)

Coordinator

Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie du Gers
Address
Place Jean David
32004 Auch
France
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 277 079,84
Administrative Contact
Michel Debord (Mr.)

Participants (10)

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 265 460,48
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jacques Nolin (Mr.)
CENTRE WALLON DE RECHERCHES AGRONOMIQUES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 251 509,68
Address
Rue De Liroux 9
5030 Gembloux
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Robert Oger (Dr.)
Ecocert Deutschland GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 172 787,53
Address
Gueterbahnhofstrasse 10
37154 Northeim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Armand Virondeau (Mr.)
Systèmes d'Information à Référence Spatiale (SIRS) SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 171 480
Address
Rue Du Carrousel - Parc De La Ciamise I 27
59650 Villeneuve D'ascq
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Sannier (Dr.)
Association Equi'Sol
France
EU contribution
€ 44 520
Address
Quai Du Marechal Joffre 8
69002 Lyon
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Guilhem Papelard (Mr.)
Pakka Trade AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 40 270,40
Address
Kinkelstrasse 69
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Balz Strasser (Dr.)
World Fair Trade Organization
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 58 839,60
Address
Prijssestraat 24
4101CR Culemborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dirk Jan Vos (Mr.)
STICHTING VAN HALL LARENSTEIN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 50 670
Address
Larensteinselaan 26A
6882 CT Velp
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jos Van Hal (Mr.)
Max Havelaar France
France
EU contribution
€ 125 230,40
Address
Rue De Paris 261
93556 Montreuil
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Medard Nguyen Vanty (Mr.)
Coordinadora Estatal del Comercio Justo

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 2 862,07
Address
Plaza Centenario 3 Bajo
20006 San Sebastian
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrés Gonzalez (Mr.)