Geo Fair Trade Symposium
The Geo Fair Trade Symposium to be held May 13 at Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences will unveil the new web-based Geo Fair Trade tool. This tool has been designed by an EU consortium of Research and Technology experts. It is meant to help increase the traceability and transparency of agricultural supply chains from producers to consumers.
The web-based tool will support the development of trade opportunities for Southern producers, while also assisting those marketing and consuming the goods in the North. During the May 13 symposium, the Geo Fair Trade tool will be introduced, explained and then evaluated by Procurement Officers, Certification Institutes and researchers.
See the programme of the event below:
9.30 - Welcome and registration, with coffee and tea
9.45 - Introduction of the Geo Fair Trade Consortium
10.00 - Introduction and demonstration of the Geo Fair Trade Tool
10.45 - Break
11.00 - Workshop Round 1: Profiling brands, moving the tool from project to concrete application. The need of indicators for equity and social responsibility for marketers.
12.30 - Lunch break
13.30 - Workshop Round 2: Confidentiality in a transparent chain? What is shared? What is shielded? Customized application of the Geo Fair Trade tool.
14.30 - Break
15.00 - Sharing the experiences of the afternoon, final discussion and how to continue from now on
16.00 - Closing of the day, reception at the Grand Café
- May 13, 2011 (9.30-17.00 h)
- Forum Building, Droevendaalsesteeg 2, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Register at www.geofairtrade.eu