Despite its little share of world trade, fair trade is a booming business, importing certified foodstuffs and products from all over the world to Northern supermarkets. For instance, in 2009, fair trade sales in France alone increased by 10 percent. But there is increasing concern that this growth is yet to benefit poor countries in Africa. Limited resources and market structures make it almost impossible to check the entire chain from African fields to supermarket shelves. It is important to develop a standard that applies not only to producers but also to traders through organization, such as the World Fair Trade Organization. Read more here.
Posted on August 30, 2010 by idasa