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Fairtrade

  1. 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. 2. THE WORK OF FAIRTRADE
  3. 3. On the back of your worksheet… ‘ What does FairTrade mean?’
  4. 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
  5. 7. THE BANANA SPLIT In the following activity your groups are going to work out who gets what in the banana chain.
  6. 8. BUYER RETAILER SHIPPER GROWER RIPNER WHOLESALER/IMPORTER PLANTATION OWNER PUT THE FOLLOWING INTO THE ORDER YOU THINK THEY TAKE IN THE BANANA CHAIN
  7. 9. GROWER PLANTATION OWNER SHIPPER WHOLESALER/IMPORTER RIPNER RETAILER BUYER
  8. 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.
  9. 11. GROWER PLANTATION OWNER SHIPPER WHOLESALER/IMPORTER RIPNER RETAILER BUYER 1p 5p 4p 3p 4p 13p 0p
  10. 12. BANANA GROWER 1 pence EVERYONE ELSE 29 pence
  11. 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!
  12. 14. 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>
  13. 16. 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>
  14. 19. Benefits for the consumer? <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>
  15. 20. GROWER PLANTATION OWNER SHIPPER WHOLESALER/IMPORTER RIPNER RETAILER BUYER 15p 2p 2p 3p 2p 6p 0p
  16. 21. What difference does it really make?
  17. 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
  18. 23. Fairtrade vs. Non Fairtrade <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  19. 24. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements? <ul><li>‘ I am prepared to buy a Fairtrade product even if it is more expensive than a similar non-Fairtrade product.’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ In the UK we should only buy Fairtrade products.’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ People shopping in the UK only care about price, not where their food comes from.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Write your reasons. </li></ul>
  20. 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.

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