What is Fair Trade?

Oct 5 07:00 2010 Dillon Linder Print This Article

The fair trade term is used in reference to the food products or elements especially those that are agriculturally produced in collaboration to serving wide markets such as wine cherries, berries, flowers, honey, cocoa, coffee or tea as a measure of ensuring that the producers are fairly compensated for their work and production.

Fair trade is intended for assisting the farming families especially in developing countries such as those in Africa,Guest Posting South America or Asia. It ensures ability to improve the value of living through creation of market niches for reasonable purchases of the products in rich and well-developed countries.

An item has to go through the fair trade certification and auditing procedures for a consideration as a fair trade item. During the audit, the item has to meet all the trade principals concerning production, trade and circulation. A number of trade fair organizations engage farmers and then market sell and ensure promptly adherence with the fair trade procedures. The “Fair-trade Labelling Organizations International (FLO)” works in partnership with twenty companies to ensure proper devotion to the trade fair certification and assessment rules. The fair trade regulations include the use of a label for the products as an indication of adherence to production and selling practices implemented by Fair Trade.

Besides ensuring that farmers get good compensation, fair trade has goals of ensuring sustainability of members, improvement on the quality of living and fairness. Ensuring fair pricing is an integral duty of guaranteeing farmer’s get their dues. Fair trade also ensures a premium payment for items grown under specialized organic circumstances and elimination of genetically modified products. There are enhanced procedures to certify chemical and tools as well. The farmers must adhere to some labour practices such as prohibition of child labour. Farmers also have a freedom to choice their living standards, working environments and freedom of connotation.

Enhancement of direct trade is equally a critical part of fair trade; famers must engage importers to ensure the meet standards that enable them to compete internationally without looing to intermediaries. Fair trade also involves community development such as resources development and management for instant community schools, health care facilities and local enterprises that promote fair trade items. Products promotion and sales also occurs online as well as through wide spread physical grocery stores. Purchase of fair trade items is a support to better living standards, good health, enhanced relationship and positive economical change.



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Dillon Linder
Dillon Linder

I like to write on various topics of interest to me. Fair trade is one, and the XBox 360 is another topic I enjoy exploring. I have written many game reviews and currently spend a lot of time investigating the new XBox Kinect games due to ship later this year. Kinect expands the XBox to allow for motion control of games. Games for Kinect must be developed specifically to allow for motion detection and control.

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