Latest news from the FairWild Foundation


FairWild Forum 2019

UPDATE - Registrations for the FairWild Forum 2019 are now officially closed, and we are processing the applications. Please contact the FairWild Secretariat ( to enquire about available places for late registrations.

January 2019 - This year the FairWild Foundation will organise the first “FairWild Forum” – an international training, networking and professional development event focused on the verification of sustainable wild collection according to principles of the FairWild Standard.

The event will be open to a mixed audience of professionals with a technical background in sustainable wild collection. With expert facilitation and training, it will involve in-depth discussion of a variety of topics related to sustainable wild collection and implementation / auditing of the FairWild Standard.

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FairWild market promotion workshop held in Kunming

TRAFFIC’s project manager Chen Jing chairing the meeting © TRAFFICKunming, China, January 2019—Last month, the FairWild-accredited control body China Standard Conformity Assessment Co., Ltd (CSCA) and TRAFFIC, partner of FairWild Foundation, jointly hosted a FairWild market promotion and best practice sharing workshop in Kunming.

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Join FairWild at BioFach 2019

January 2019 - Are you attending BioFach 2019, in Nuremberg, Germany 13-16 February? Join us at the world's largest Organic trade fair!

Find out more about FairWild at our booth on the Organic Africa Pavilion, Hall 4-571. Come and meet the FairWild team and stay for a cup of herbal tea (or coffee).

Please also join us for our annual event in the Exhibitor Forum on Friday 15th February, 12 - 1.45 pm (Room Mailand, NCC Mitte). At the event "FairWild: Today & Tomorrow", we will help you to put sustainable wild sourcing into practice and even make a FairWild "match"! With guest speaker Ann Armbrecht from the Sustainable Herbs Project (in partnership with the American Botanical Council) we'll explore challenges facing the herbal products industry and how FairWild can provide the framework to help overcome them.

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FairWild matchmaking project to help producers and buyers connect

November 2018

The objective of the new FairWild Matchmaking initiative is to increase the business-use value of the FairWild certification scheme, and to make it easier for companies to engage with the system.

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Project LENA awarded German sustainability award

Kirsten Palme, TRAFFIC's LENA Project Manager, accepts the sustainability award at the ceremony in Berlin © Ullrich Wessollek / RENN.mitteBerlin, Germany, 12th September 2018—The international Interreg DTP project "LENA” (Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region) and its activities towards the sustainble rural development  of protected areas have been awarded with the German sustainability award for projects: ”Projekt Nachhaltigkeit 2018” by the Regional Network Units Sustainability Strategies (RENN).

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