Quick OverviewThe case for fair trade and its success stories, all now under threat from corporate takeover.
About the Author: David Ransom has been co-editor at New Internationalist magazine since 1989. He has worked as a teacher, a community worker, and a researcher at the London School of Economics.
Publication date: September 2006 (UK), October 2006 (US)
DetailsFrom coffee farming in Peru and cocoa production in Ghana to jeans manufacture in China and the Banana War of Guatemala and the Caribbean, this No-Nonsense Guide tells the human story behind the products we consume.
Examining the contest between ‘free’ and ‘fair’ trade around the world, David Ransom argues that the key question is not whether trade should be regulated or deregulated, but whether it is to be the master or servant of the people.
Mexico: a cautionary tale
Coffee in Peru
Cocoa in Ghana
Bananas in Guatamala and the Caribbean
Buying it: fair trade in the North
Fair trade's future: an infant among giants
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