Fairtrade – Can it be the cure to world poverty?

The Fairtrade Foundation is the organisation behind the campaign for Fairtrade and is responsible for certifying that products which say they are Fairtrade are living up to their claims:

http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/

The Wikipedia page gives a useful introduction to Fairtrade, including some of the criticism levelled against it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_trade 

Sales of Fairtrade products have rocketed in the past few years. More and more retailers and manufacturers have been persuaded that Fairtrade is good for business, as well as good for people:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7261927.stm

The Divine Chocolate company, is a Fairtrade business, established in 1998, which now has 45,000 members working together in Ghana to produce high quality chocolate. Read about their story here:

www.divinechocolate.com

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