FAIR TRADE is to Make Trade Fair by bau17118

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									     FAIR TRADE
       is to Make Trade Fair



15 minutes Stretch Presentation
       Tuesday, May 6,2008
          3:00 ~ 3:15pm
Living on $2 per day
                          Retailer
    Products
                        Distributor
•   Coffee
•   Chocolate (Cocoa)     Roaster


•   Tea                   Importer
•   Banana
•   Cut Flowers            Broker


•   Cotton                Exporter

•   Shea Butter
                         Transporter
•   Sugar
                        Local Farmers
Major issues from conventional trade

• Low, fluctuating world market price
• Unfair international trade rules
• Lack of access to markets, credit and
  technology
• Bad work conditions for farmers, laborers
• Environmental & health impacts of
  monocultures and pesticides use
   Fair Trade is a movement
• By creating an international system of
  doing business based on dialogue,
  transparency and respect
• Contributes to sustainable development by
  offering better trading conditions for
  producers and workers in developing
  countries
    Fair Trade’s approach
• Reduce involvement of
                                 Retailer
  middlemen
• Encourage farmers to work     Roaster

  with community
                                Importer
  cooperatives
• Certify products comes       Cooperative
  from certified producer
  organization                Local Farmers
Fair Trade makes trade fair by
Ensuring the products certified are:
• Direct Trade
• Fair Price
• Access to credit
• Long term commitment
• Local Community Development
• Environmental protection
What can you do as an individual?
 Step 1. Know about Fair Trade.
 Identify the Transfair logo and know what the term
 “Fair Trade Certified” means.


 Step 2. Connect with a Farmer
 Understand how your choices affect a farmer in a
 developing country.


 Step 3. Buy Fair Trade!
 Support a developing country farmer by buying Fair
 Trade coffee, tea, sugar, chocolate etc.
Where can I get Fair Trade
       Products?
  Thank you!
For more information:
Check out websites of
• Transfair Canada
• Oxfam International

								
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