Producer Networks in FLO
Producer networks are regional associations representing small-scale producers, workers, and other producer stakeholders. Fair Trade producer organizations can join these groups if they choose to.
There are currently producer networks on three continents: Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.
African Fairtrade Network (AFN)
Established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2004, the AFN’s mission is to increase Fair Trade awareness in Africa. The organization represents African Fair Trade producers within FLO. In 2006, AFN membership amounted to 164 Fair Trade Certified producer organizations and 43 FLO-CERT registered organizations in 24 countries of Africa.
Coordinator of Fairtrade Latin America and the Caribbean (CLAC)
The CLAC was established as a legal entity in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2004. It represents and unites co-operative organizations of small producers from Latin American and the Caribbean. Currently CLAC consists of nearly 300 small producer organizations in twenty countries of the region and estimates that the number of families of affiliated small producers exceeds 200,000. Visit their website
Network of Asian Producers (NAP)
NAP was founded in 2005, at a meeting of producers in Sri Lanka. The network’s mission is to encourage more producers in Asia to join the Fair Trade movement, and to ensure that Asian realities and conditions are taken into account when FLO standards are set. NAP represents Asian producers within FLO. Currently, NAP has 96 member organizations. Visit their website