a movement advocating for trade that contributes to environmental protection, fair wages, and good working conditions. Fair trade coffee is widely available across Canada and other fairly-traded products are becoming more available.
is a commitment to social justice in which employees and farmers are treated and paid fairly, sustainable environmental practices are followed and long-term trade relationships are fostered. Food Security as defined by The BC Food Systems Network is a community in which all people, at all times, have access to nutritious, safe, personally acceptable and culturally appropriate foods, produced in ways that are environmentally sound and socially just.
trading which tries to make sure that the people who make the products in developing countries receive a fair price.
International trade involving shipments that do not benefit from government assistance. Fair trade --and the related concept of unfair trade practices ( Sec .I) --is almost always used in the context of policies or practices affecting exports, while free trade usually refers to the absence of barriers to imports. See also level .playing field.
a term used to describe a social-responsibility movement demanding that farmers receive fair prices for their products; also describes products that are produced by these farmers.
just briefly it refers to a program where the farmers growing and picking the coffee are being paid a fair wage. For more details go to the Fair trade page on this site.
An increasing global movement where local producers of goods and services receive fair prices at a living wage rather than losing profits to global trading markets and global market speculators
Fair trade is an equitable trade system for developing countries. It provides better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of marginalised producers and workers.
Is an alternative approach to conventional international trade. It is a trading partnership, which aims at sustainable development for excluded and disadvantaged producers. It seeks to do this by providing better trading conditions, by awareness raising and by campaigning. Examples include Cafédirect and Divine Chocolate. Many of the companies are structured as social enterprises.
Items that bear a fair trade label are internationally produced and include banana, pineapple, coffee, and chocolate that typically come from developing countries where workers aren't always provided the best conditions. Fair trade labeling assures that farmers are paid better-than-conventional prices, are trained on sustainable agriculture practices, work directly with food cooperatives (co-ops), and are often organic.
These companies negotiate directly with the growers or producers of products to establish a fair price for the product. In commodities such as coffee, organizations have committed to paying a price and following procedures, which meet needs of the small growers even when the world market is below that price.
"Fair Trade is an innovative, market-based approach to sustainable development. Fair Trade helps family farmers in developing countries to gain direct access to international markets, as well as to develop the business capacity necessary to compete in the global marketplace. By learning how to market their own harvests, Fair Trade farmers are able to bootstrap their own businesses and receive a fair price for their products. This leads to higher family living standards, thriving communities and more sustainable farming practices. Fair Trade empowers farming families to take care of themselves - without developing dependency on foreign aid". -- www.transfairusa.org
A concept of international trade in which some barriers are tolerable as long as they are equitable. When barriers are eliminated, there should be reciprocal action by all parties.
fair trade, or alternative trade, refers to the exchange of goods based on principles of economic and social justice. The purpose of Fair Trade is to empower low-income artisans and farmers to improve their conditions, and to promote understanding between them and people of developed regions. This is done by paying a fair wage; providing equal opportunities for all people; engaging in environmentally sustainable practices; building long-term trade relationships; and providing healthy and safe working conditions as well as financial and technical assistance to workers whenever possible.
A philosophy based on the principle of paying a fair price for a product rather than strictly market-based prices that often fluctuates dramatically and may be insufficient to allow farmers to earn a decent living.
Small farmers are paid a fair market price that enables them to improve their standard of living.
The practice of more equitable, less exploitative dealings with producers in developing countries. General fair trade principles include minimum prices; credit availability; sustainable agricultural methods; and relationships directly with farmers rather than middlemen. The goal is to move workers into a position of stability, security and self-sufficiency.
Fair Trade intends to redress the economic relationships with the third world countries, to favour the access to the market of disadvantaged producers and improve their life and work conditions.
Fair trade is an organized social movement which promotes equitable standards for international labour, environmentalism, and social policy in areas related to the production of Fairtrade labeled and unlabelled goods, which may range from handcrafts to agricultural commodities. The movement focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries.
Fair Trade is an episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the 13th episode of the third season.