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Strategic Fair Trade Funding Programme, Phase II

This is a global programme implemented by the Fair Trade Labelling Organization (FLO). The goal of the programme is to make fair trade a global movement for change that contributes to making trade fair, enabling producers to enjoy sustainable livelihoods. The purpose is to strengthen the disadvantaged producers connection to consumers, improve market access and empower them to combat poverty. The objectives of the programme are to strengthen, streamline and maximize direct impact and leverage for changes. The Norwegian Government allocated approximately US$ 1.4 million to phase II of the programme for 2010-2013.

Global Organic Market Access (GOMA)

The Government of Norway is supporting this programme with approximately US$ 1.4 million for the period 2009-2012. The goal of the programme is to facilitate organic trade and access of developing countries to international markets. The purpose is to reduce barriers to organic trade that have arisen as a result of multiple organic standards and technical regulations through implantation of the results of the International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture in selected countries. The programme is implemented by IFOAM (International Foundation for Organic Agriculture Movements).