- March 10, 2016
-- New Lebanon, NY, and Cairo, Egypt - FairTSA, an innovative global Fair Trade standard holder, announces completion of an accreditation agreement with Egyptian Center for Organic Agriculture (ECOA), Cairo, Egypt. Established in 1998, ECOA contributes to the development of international organic farming practices under Egyptian conditions. Over time, ECOA fortified its activities, leading to its recognition by the international community of organic farming. Having the largest market share in organic certification in Egypt, ECOA is considering future expansion of its activities to cover operations in Africa and the Middle East regions.
Dr. Winfried Fuchshofen, Executive Director of FairTSA: “We are very pleased to be working with a company like ECOA, expanding our network of collaborating certifiers into Egypt. As the only open Fair Trade standard holder, we are keen to provide producers committed to Fair Trade quick, cost-effective and transparent access to a credible Fair Trade program with the lowest administrative hassle. Partnering with ECOA continues to strengthen and expand our Fair Trade model.”
Fair TSA is a New Lebanon, NY, based innovative Fair Trade program working in world-wide partnership with established ISO/IEC 17065:2012 accredited organic certifiers to provide zero-carbon, lowest cost, fully transparent, shortest cycle certifications, incorporating a mandatory community development component. For more information, go to http://www.fairtsa.org