Publisher description for 50 reasons to buy fair trade / Miles Litvinoff and John Madeley.

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Fair trade is a growing global movement. A huge and widening range of fair trade goods are now available in stores. Why is fair trade so important? This book provides fifty 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 labor Reduces the debt burden on the farmers in developing countries Ensures that 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 and 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.

"A lively, accessibly and inspiring survey of how fair trade is bringing new hope to poor producers around the world."
---Paul Chandler, Chief Executive, Traidcraft

"A wonderfully inspiring and uplifting book."
---Caroline Lucas, Green Party MEP for South East England

"The best and most comprehensive guide around to the principles and practice of fair trade."
---Joanna Blythman, food writer and campaigner

"This well researched, balanced and inspiring book is a great guide to how and why the empowered individual can make a difference."
---Craig Sams, founder of Green & Blacks

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Free trade.
International trade.
Consumption (Economics)
Restraint of trade.
Price maintenance -- Developing countries.
Developing countries -- Commerce.
Developing countries -- Economic conditions.