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Fairtrade

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Year 10 Faritrade lesson

Year 10 Faritrade lesson

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  • 1. Hand in homework Is organic farming good for the environment? (6 marks) Ensure your name is on it and put it on my desk.
  • 2. THE WORK OF FAIRTRADE
  • 3. On the back of your worksheet… ‘ What does FairTrade mean?’
  • 4. In the UK we each spend £50 a year on chocolate. Most cocoa farmers in Ghana earn £50 a year… and have never tasted chocolate
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  • 7. THE BANANA SPLIT In the following activity your groups are going to work out who gets what in the banana chain.
  • 8. BUYER RETAILER SHIPPER GROWER RIPNER WHOLESALER/IMPORTER PLANTATION OWNER PUT THE FOLLOWING INTO THE ORDER YOU THINK THEY TAKE IN THE BANANA CHAIN
  • 9. GROWER PLANTATION OWNER SHIPPER WHOLESALER/IMPORTER RIPNER RETAILER BUYER
  • 10. On average, a single banana costs 30 pence. Using the 1 pence notes, work out how much of the 30 pence goes to each part of the chain.
  • 11. GROWER PLANTATION OWNER SHIPPER WHOLESALER/IMPORTER RIPNER RETAILER BUYER 1p 5p 4p 3p 4p 13p 0p
  • 12. BANANA GROWER 1 pence EVERYONE ELSE 29 pence
  • 13. Fairtrade are an organisation whose aim is to put a stop to the unfairness in the world and ensure the grower of crops receives what they rightly deserve!
  • 14. What is Fairtrade? A growing international movement which ensures that producers get:
    • Fair price for their goods (that covers the cost of production and guarantees a living income)
    • Long term contracts which provide real security
    • Support to gain the knowledge and skills they need to develop their businesses and increase sales
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  • 16. Benefits of Fairtrade for the farmer:
    • Regular income
    • Fair pay and working conditions
    • Cleaner environment
    • New housing
    • Improved health and sanitation
    • Increased efficiency
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  • 19. Benefits for the consumer?
    • You are actually doing something to change this situation
    • Lots of different foods from different countries
    • Raises awareness of fairtrade
    • Tastes pretty good too!
  • 20. GROWER PLANTATION OWNER SHIPPER WHOLESALER/IMPORTER RIPNER RETAILER BUYER 15p 2p 2p 3p 2p 6p 0p
  • 21. What difference does it really make?
  • 22. “ I have been able to fix the roof of my house, there is money for food and I can buy new shoes if I want to…but the most important contribution of Fairtrade is that our dignity as human beings is recovered.” Show video
  • 23. Fairtrade vs. Non Fairtrade
    • Sort the following statements into two groups. In one group place those statements that might be made by producers and growers working in a Fairtrade partnership, and in the other group place those statements that might be made by producers and growers working outside a Fairtrade partnership.
  • 24. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
    • ‘ I am prepared to buy a Fairtrade product even if it is more expensive than a similar non-Fairtrade product.’
    • ‘ In the UK we should only buy Fairtrade products.’
    • ‘ People shopping in the UK only care about price, not where their food comes from.’
    • Write your reasons.
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  • 26. Homework task Go into your local supermarket (Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s. Co-op etc) and make a list of all the Fairtrade products they sell.