Fair Trade Work Matt C

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Fair Trade Work Matt C

  1. 1. Matt Chappell 10G Fair-trade Food 1) Fair-trade products: Cotton Spreads Flowers Yoghurt Cocoa Cereals Coffee beans Sugar and Syrup Tea Bananas Fresh fruits Rice Cake Chocolate Biscuits Sweets Honey Beer Wine 2) Definition of Fair-trade: Fair trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach to empowering developing country producers and promoting sustainability. The movement advocates the payment of a fair price as well an environmental standard in areas related to the production of a wide variety of goods. 3) Fair-trade production of honey: A lot of the product is made in South American countries like Chile and Mexico. They have been helped by the fair-trade organisation since 1994. Early on, COASBA’s members - families who kept bees and produced honey on a small scale – were all part-timers. Very few owned any land, so most had to rent a parcela (small plot) for their hives. The farmers keep and look after the bees themselves and then Fair Trade helps them market it to companies. COASBA has been certified for 5 years by the Fair Trade organisation.
  2. 2. Matt Chappell 10G 4) Schemes related to Fair Trade Organisation Other organisations that try and do what Fair Trade does include Equal Exchange, IFAT (International Fair Trade Association), The Fairtrade Foundation, Fairtrade Mark Ireland, Association Max Havelaar in France, Holland and Belgium and The TransFair organisation in countries like Germany, Canada, South Africa, Italy, Japan and the USA. 5) Should Fair Trade be used? I think fair trade should be used globally as the producers of the product get paid the same amount as the distributor and the exporters. It’s good as it’s not just the companies who get money from the consumers but the farmers who have made the product also get a share of the money. It would help decrease the amount of poverty that lingers around the world. http://www.worldcocoafoundation.org/tree-to-table/default.asp

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