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Is Fairtrade Fair? examines the scope, impact and potential of Fairtrade labelling for marginalised producers in developing countries. This is achieved by looking critically at the evolution of Fairtrade values and markets, including its somewhat controversial engagement with conventional businesses. In examining whether Fairtrade offers a panacea or is merely a 'drop in the ocean' strategy, this book has key implications for both producers and consumers considering Fairtrade. While Fairtrade promises to 'link' producers in developing countries with consumers in developed countries, Is Fairtrade Fair? provides a grounded evaluation of opportunities for producers and further teases out the implications for consumers throughout the work. It also provides an essential resource for consumers and academics seeking to understand fair trade.


Description

Is Fairtrade Fair? examines the scope, impact and potential of Fairtrade labelling for marginalised producers in developing countries. This is achieved by looking critically at the evolution of Fairtrade values and markets, including its somewhat controversial engagement with conventional businesses. In examining whether Fairtrade offers a panacea or is merely a 'drop in the ocean' strategy, this book has key implications for both producers and consumers considering Fairtrade. While Fairtrade promises to 'link' producers in developing countries with consumers in developed countries, Is Fairtrade Fair? provides a grounded evaluation of opportunities for producers and further teases out the implications for consumers throughout the work. It also provides an essential resource for consumers and academics seeking to understand fair trade.


Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Acronyms
Acknowledgements
Introduction
What's Fair about Fair Trade
The Market
The Birth of a Movement and Trade Alternative
Fairtrade: Peeling Back the Label
Fairtrade Coffee: A Niche Market
Fairtrade Impacts on Coffee Producers
Ethical Consumption: Revolution from Within?
Conclusion
References


Authors

ELISABETH VALIENTE-RIEDL is a Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia. She teaches two interdisciplinary postgraduate programs: the Master of Human Rights and the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia-Pacific). Her research focuses on the role and limitations of international markets in fostering poverty alleviation and wellbeing in developing countries.