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The first Fair Trade certification system started in 1988 at the request of small growers in Mexico who wanted to be able to sell their goods for fair and equitable prices. The Max Havelaar system started in the Netherlands and several other countries have followed suit. The typically higher cost of Fair Trade products incorporates the cost of production and the cost of providing basic necessities to the growers. Learn more about the movement from these sources:
Fair Trade standards for various products, including coffee, bananas, cocoa, fruit, herbs, honey, nuts, rice, cane sugar, tea and wine grapes.
Go to section 03.06 to learn more about the Fair Trade label and pricing.
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