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If you feel that the world of Fair Trade has its very own language – do not worry! With this glossary we would like to guide you through the specific technical terms used by FLOCERT, Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).

small-scale producer organization (SPO)

The term small-scale producer organization describes legally registered groups and, in WFTO, other less formally organized structures whose members are primarily small producers/small-scale producers able to engage in commercial activities.

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