Definition of Fair Trade

Definition of Fair Trade

Fair trade was originally conceived as a way to address disparities between conditions of small-scale farmers in developing countries from Africa, Latin America, and Asia, collectively referred to as the Global South…The goal was to help farmers in the Global South stay on their land, build stronger rural communities, and not be forced to work on the plantations of big food corporations. Fair trade pioneers agreed that one of the best ways to do this was to provide access for small-scale farmers in the Global South to markets in the Global North and to create awareness among consumers that buying fair trade really improves the livelihoods of marginalized farmers abroad.

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