Fair Trade, Trade Fair
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Fair Trade Group (FTG) Nepal, a private company that promotes fair trade practices among small and medium enterprises last week organised an annual exhibition, "Fair Trade, Trade Fair" to showcase handicrafts and other products. Organisers said 2,000 people visited the fair at Tridevi temple in Thamel. A total of 14 organisations took part in the event out of which 12 were the members of FTG. "We used to focus on expatriates in the past but this year our focus was on local consumers and the response was very encouraging," said Nina Shahi, program coordinator at FTG. FTG Nepal is a consortium of handicraft-based fair trade NGOs who also lobby, advocate and offer skills and management training to small businesses.