Food Smart Cities for Development

The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is a global network of organisations representing the Fair Trade supply chain. Membership in WFTO provides Fair Trade organisations with credibility and identity by way of an international guarantee system, a place of learning where members connect with like-minded people from around the world, tools and training to increase market access, and a common voice that speaks out for Fair Trade and trade justice – and is heard.

WFTO is the home of fair traders: producers, marketers, exporters, importers, wholesalers and retailers that demonstrate 100% commitment to Fair Trade and apply the 10 WFTO Principles of Fair Trade to their supply chain. The works and achievements of its members make WFTO a global authority on Fair Trade and a guardian of Fair Trade values and principles. To learn more, visit website

WFTO involved fair trader actors in one of the project’s main event: The World Fair Trade Week celebration in Milan, from 23 to 31 May 2015. These actors represent the entire Fair Trade chain, and representing Fair Trade organisations from 5 continents.


WFTO brought Fair Trade actors, representing the entire Fair Trade supply chain, to witness the various programs and activities of FSC4D during the Global World Fair Trade Week celebration in Milan. In the weeklong celebration, the WFTO Conference provided space for discussion on food issues, and related topics that affects food production and sustainability such as gender, trade justice, fair wages and fair prices, and solidarity economy.

Activities of People’s Expo

The first important activity was the selection of networks to invite at People's Expo forum. It was done following  the suggestions of the Italian members of the Organizing Committee. The process was complex and it took more than six months to have 14 of them on...

Activities of Equo Garantito

From the 28th to the 31st of May 2015, Milan hosted the World Fair Trade Week : a number of events and meetings on Fair Trade located in different sites within the city The Milan Fair City The biggest Fair Trade Fair ever organized: 180 producers of food...

Activities in Ghent

“Local urban food policy in relation to the global food sovereignty debate” Was the seminar held  on  11-12 June 2015  that brought together more than 40 food experts from all over the world.  Those participants contributed to the larger debate on sustainable local food policies and the interrelation...

Activities in Bruges

Food Lab The Bruges Food Lab is a knowledge and networking platform that consists of civil society organizations and municipal departments with expertise in this field. This stakeholder participatory approach is essential for the identification of a powerful and efficient food strategy. The Food Lab allows  organizations to exchange ideas and points...