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When Fair Trade increases unfairness: The case of quinoa from Bolivia

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  • Aurélie Carimentrand

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  • Jérôme Ballet

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Abstract

Fair 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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  • Aurélie Carimentrand & Jérôme Ballet, 2010. "When Fair Trade increases unfairness: The case of quinoa from Bolivia," Working Papers 52010, Fonds pour la Recherche en Ethique Economique.
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    1. Is fair trade unfair?
      by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2010-09-17 19:35:00
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      by Miguel in Simoleon Sense on 2010-09-19 23:16:27

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    1. Aurélie Carimentrand & Jérôme Ballet & Marie-Christine Renard, 2011. "Gouvernance, signes de qualité et équité dans les filières du commerce équitable," Post-Print halshs-00771535, HAL.

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    Keywords

    FairTrade; Inequalities; Quinoa; Bolivia;

    JEL classification:

    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade

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