When Fair Trade increases unfairness: The case of quinoa from Bolivia
AbstractFair Trade movement tackles the question of global justice. It is experiencing growing success. Fair Trade therefore sorts the beneficiaries, usually by means of certification. Numerous impact studies have assessed the beneficial effects of Fair Trade on the intended beneficiaries. Several studies have nevertheless called into question both the impact of certification and Fair trade. Following these studies this paper shows that Fair Trade in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is actually increasing inequalities between Bolivian producers.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Fonds pour la Recherche en Ethique Economique in its series Working Papers with number 52010.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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FairTrade; Inequalities; Quinoa; Bolivia;
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- Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
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- NEP-AGR-2010-08-28 (Agricultural Economics)
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