Find out the principles underlying some of the most prominent Fair Trade schemes and how these can redress unequal relationships between small producers and global buyers.
- The Fairtrade Foundation promotes fair prices for goods and encourages better business practices across the less developed world.
- Fairtrade focus on commodities such as coffee, tea, bananas, wine and cocoa.
- Fairtrade works with cooperatives to create business structures and investment in the producers' local communities.
- The Fairtrade Foundation's ultimate aim is to encourage social responsibility in a global trading system.
Business in more economically developed countries often dictates unfair trading prices to farmers and workers in poorer countries.
Coffee farmers here in Guatemala, are paid just $1.35 per kilogram of coffee beans.
Nowhere near enough to sustain their farms, and pay decent wages.
The Fairtrade Foundation is an organisation that promotes a market-based …
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