Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Research finds Fairtrade fails the poorest workers in Ethiopia and Uganda

Fairtrade certified coffee, tea and flowers do not improve lives of the very poorest rural people in Ethiopia and Uganda, according to a four-year research project conducted by leading development economists at SOAS, University of London. The project studied rural labour markets in areas producing crops for export, under different institutional conditions that included, in some research sites, Fairtrade certification.

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Fairtrade International's comments on the report

Response to SOAS report: Fairtrade Foundation, UK

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