Fairtrade powerpoint

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Fairtrade powerpoint

  1. 1. THE WORK OF FAIRTRADE
  2. 3. “ We are indebted to half of the world before we finish breakfast.” - Martin Luther King
  3. 5. 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
  4. 7. Many people endure low pay, an unsafe working environment and poor living conditions. Too often they lack the freedom to join a trade union to defend their rights and the opportunity to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
  5. 9. The following video clip shows how the world became an unfair place to live for many. <ul><li>Question for the video…. </li></ul><ul><li>How did the world become so unfair? </li></ul>
  6. 10. THE BANANA SPLIT In the following activity your groups are going to work out who gets what in the banana chain.
  7. 11. BUYER RETAILER SHIPPER GROWER RIPNER WHOLESALER/IMPORTER PLANTATION OWNER PUT THE FOLLOWING INTO THE ORDER YOU THINK THEY TAKE IN THE BANANA CHAIN
  8. 12. GROWER PLANTATION OWNER SHIPPER WHOLESALER/IMPORTER RIPNER RETAILER BUYER
  9. 13. 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.
  10. 14. GROWER PLANTATION OWNER SHIPPER WHOLESALER/IMPORTER RIPNER RETAILER BUYER 1p 5p 4p 3p 4p 13p 0p
  11. 15. BANANA GROWER 1 pence EVERYONE ELSE 29 pence
  12. 16. 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!
  13. 17. What is Fairtrade? A growing international movement which ensures that producers get: <ul><li>Fair price for their goods (that covers the cost of production and guarantees a living income) </li></ul><ul><li>Long term contracts which provide real security </li></ul><ul><li>Support to gain the knowledge and skills they need to develop their businesses and increase sales </li></ul>
  14. 19. Benefits of Fairtrade for the farmer: <ul><li>Regular income </li></ul><ul><li>Fair pay and working conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaner environment </li></ul><ul><li>New housing </li></ul><ul><li>Improved health and sanitation </li></ul><ul><li>Increased efficiency </li></ul>
  15. 22. Benefits for you? <ul><li>You are actually doing something to change this situation </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of different foods from different countries </li></ul><ul><li>Raises awareness of fairtrade </li></ul><ul><li>Tastes pretty good too! </li></ul>
  16. 23. GROWER PLANTATION OWNER SHIPPER WHOLESALER/IMPORTER RIPNER RETAILER BUYER 15p 2p 2p 3p 2p 6p 0p
  17. 24. What difference does it really make?
  18. 25. “ 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.”
  19. 28. 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.

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