Fair Trade: A Beginner's Guide

Fair Trade: A Beginner's Guide

by Jacqueline DeCarlo


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What’s wrong with buying regular coffee? Does Fair Trade necessarily mean ethical trade? What impact can the average consumer have on global economics? Author and activist Jacqueline DeCarlo reveals why the movement has come to mean far more than just bananas, coffee, and chocolate. Grounded in the inspiring power of Fair Trade as a positive alternative to poverty, environmental destruction, and human exploitation, this enlightening book explains how we can make a difference. Providing an accessible explanation of the principles behind the movement and tracing its development into the powerful economic and social justice tool it is today, Fair Trade: A Beginner’s Guide will rouse readers of all backgrounds to help end global injustice. Jacqueline DeCarlo is Fair Trade Program Officer of Catholic Relief Services.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781851685219
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 06/25/2007
Series: Beginners Guide (Oneworld) Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     vii
Illustrations, tables, and key boxes     viii
Fair Trade: why it's not just for coffee farmers anymore     1
Fish don't know they are wet or how trading influences our lives     10
Why is Fair Trade so popular?     23
Fair Trade principles and practices     43
Fair Trade histories     65
Yes, but does it work?     82
Ordinary people making Fair Trade extraordinary     93
Will free trade ever be fair?     104
The future of Fair Trade     114
Daily life with Fair Trade     129
Appendix     145
Recommended Reading     148
References     149
Index     169

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