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Author Litvinoff, Miles, author.

Title 50 reasons to buy fair trade / Miles Litvinoff and John Madeley
Published London ; Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto, 2007


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 240 pages)
Contents Back a system that benefits the poor -- Pay small-scale farmers a fairer price -- Buy products you can trust -- Help producers believe in tomorrow -- Make trade more democratic -- Put a human face on development -- Ensure plantation workers earn a living wage -- Empower women and girls -- Bring hope to coffee growers -- Save a cotton farmer's life -- Be part of a growing global movement -- Say "nuts!" to unfair trade -- Enjoy real quality, produced with pride -- Send a child to school -- Keep on making poverty history -- Make your town a fairtrade town -- Build confidence, reduce risk -- Give someone's health a boost -- Promote human rights -- Free child carpet workers -- Bypass the intermediaries -- Drink to a better world -- Transform lives -- Give bad balls the boot -- Stamp out pesticide poisoning -- Travel with respect -- Be a friend of the earth -- End child exploitation -- Lift the debt burden -- Say no to GMOs -- Do something funky with your furniture -- Rebuild lives and livelihoods -- Make transnationals trade more fairly -- Put paid to sweatshops -- Buy into a longer-term relationship -- Show solidarity with Palestinian farmers -- Reach for the goals -- Be a progressive coffee drinker -- Send hope to a hungry country -- Co-operate with co-operatives -- Prove the free trade eggheads wrong -- Make tomorrow's business happen today -- Vote for trade justice -- Enjoy that sweeter taste -- Celebrate in March -- and again in May -- Make markets really work for the poor -- Invest in fair trade -- Keep families and communities together -- Defend diversity -- Change the world! -- Appendixes: 1. Where to buy fair trade -- 2. Fairtrade towns and other areas -- 3. Where to find out more
Summary Fair trade is a growing global movement. A huge and widening range of fair trade goods are now available in the shops. Why is fair trade so important? This book provides 50 reasons why buying fair trade delivers a host of benefits to people and the planet. It's an inspiring account of how every consumer can play a part in improving and even saving lives and making global trade work better for poor people.Did you know that buying fair trade:-- Helps eradicate sweatshops-- Helps end child labour-- Reduces the debt burden on developing countries' farmers-- Ensures small-scale farmers can earn a living wage-- Supports and protects the environment?This book provides a critical guide to international trade and shows that fair trade presents a realistic and positive alternative for farmers and producers in developing countries. By improving schools, healthcare and working conditions, the fair trade movement has already saved lives and empowered whole communities. This book shows how every consumer can help make a difference in the fight to end poverty and inequality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-202) and index
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Subject Free trade.
International trade.
Consumption (Economics)
Restraint of trade.
Price maintenance -- Developing countries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Marketing.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Trade & Tariffs.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Exports & Imports.
Consumption (Economics)
Economic history.
Free trade.
International trade.
Price maintenance.
Restraint of trade.
SUBJECT Developing countries -- Commerce
Developing countries -- Economic conditions.
Subject Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Madeley, John, author.
LC no. 2007275506
ISBN 9781849643344
Other Titles Fifty reasons to buy fair trade