Transcript of "Fair Trade- Samantha Ashton & Laura Fox"
What Is Fair Trade? Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect that seek greater equity in international trade. Fair Trade products are produced and traded in accordance with these principles — wherever possible verified by credible, independent assurance systems. Better prices guarantied with minimum price and fairtrade premium.
Why Buy Fair Trade? Gives the farmers and their families more money. We should buy Fairtrade because more of the money you spend goes to the farmers that grow that product instead of the big brand companies. Also Fairtrade can sometimes be better quality than the big brands. Fairtrade creates consumer confidence.
Who Does Fair Trade Help? Farmer co-operatives are strengthening and gaining em-powerment. Fair trade helps farmers and small co-operative groups of farmers buy getting them better money for there products.
How Does It Effect Big Companies? Big Companies make agreements with the organisations which sell the Fairtrade items, this means that more of the money you pay for the items goes to the farmers instead of the companies.
Fair Trade Pineapple Farming Group The Blue Skies Organic Collective Association (BSOC) is based in the Central Region of Ghana, one of the four most deprived regions in the country. The association comprises 80 pineapple farmers, including four women. The Blue Skies Organic Collective Association (BSOC) is based in the Central Region of Ghana, one of the four most deprived regions in the country. The association comprises 80 pineapple farmers, including four women. BSOC members’ farms have a total of 112 ha (280 acres) given over to organic pineapples. They produce a total of 45 tonnes of pineapples a week of which 15 tonnes (33%) are supplied to Blue Skies.