World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO)
World Fair Trade Organization
Country: The Netherlands
Type of organization: C.S.O

WFTO, the World Fair Trade Organisation (, formerly IFAT, is the leading global network of Fair Trade Organizations. WFTO has a vision of a world in which trade structures and practices have been transformed to work in favour of the poor and promote sustainable development and justice. WFTO’s mission is to enable producers to improve their livelihoods and communities through Fair Trade. WFTO will be the global network and advocate for Fair Trade, ensuring producer voices are heard.

WFTO has over 300 members in 70 countries. Its membership represents the Fair Trade chain from production to sale, including producer co-operatives and associations, export marketing companies, importers, retailers, Fair Trade networks and support organizations.

In the GEO FAIR TRADE Project, WFTO will cooperate and participate in the Validation & Dissemination Board by fulfilling the evaluation and dissemination tasks.

Key persons involved in the GEO FAIR TRADE project:


  • Christine Gent, External Affairs WFTO and WFTO Europe, networking, and coordinating Fair Trade at the international level. With over 20 years experience working with mainly craft based Fair Trade producer groups in the field.
  • Llanos Gomes WFTO Europe Communication Officer
  • Regina Pasmans WFTO General Manager
  • Carola Reintjes - President WFTO Europe and member of WFTO Global Board. Institutional Strategy and Alliances Policy Coordinator of COPADE, Trade for Development. More than 25 years experience in Fair Trade and Economic Development
  • Erika Spil WFTO Board member and world expert in certification and monitoring Fair Trade claims


Should you want to contact WFTO in the GEO FAIR TRADE Project please contact:

Christine Gent