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The 4th Fair Trade International Symposium will be held at Liverpool Hope Business School on 2nd-4th April 2012. For this 4th edition, the symposium gathering academics and practitioners will host the final conference of the EU-funded "GeoFairTrade" project.

Since 2001, CCI Gers has chosen geotraceability as the unifying theme for all research projects presented successively to the 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programme. The European project GeoFairTrade (GFT) [http://www.geofairtrade.eu ] is an good example of the development of geo-traceability.

The CCI Gers is the coordinator of the EU-funded "GeoFairTrade" project about fair trade, which has started on April 1st 2009 and will terminate on September 2012.The project aims to combine Fair Trade Indicators related to socio-economic and environmental issues to traceability to inform consumers about the work of women and men in the production process, how much reaches the producers, or measures to protect the environment set up by the Fair Trade producers in the world.

GeoFairTrade will require the cooperation of Research and Technology Developers (RTD) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to develop new social, economic and environmental indicators based on geographic data. This will lead to Transparency and Traceability to the whole product chain from the producers to the consumers, through an internet tool, which will be presented during the FTIS.

Finally, the Symposium will bring together researchers, Fair Trade practitioners, and all those who are interested in, and who wish to share their opinion and experience about Fair Trade. The objectives of the symposium are to present the most recent studies associated with Fair Trade, to share information about on-going and coming research projects, and to confront important questions about the future of the movement.

> For further information about the conference and symposium: http://www.fairtradeinternationalsymposium.org/ftis-2012

> To book a place (special rates until December 31, 2011): http://www.fairtradeinternationalsymposium.org/ftis-2012/book-a-place

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