Fair Trade

A Beginner's Guide

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About The Book

What’s wrong with buying regular coffee? Does Fair Trade necessarily mean ethical trade? What impact can consumers have on global economics? Fair Trade: A Beginner’s Guide reveals why Fair Trade means more than just bananas, coffee, and chocolate. Author and activist Jacqueline DeCarlo explains the principles behind Fair Trade and its development into a powerful economic tool. Packed with inspiring ways to make a difference, this book will encourage readers of all backgrounds to help end poverty,environmental destruction, and human exploitation.

About The Author

Jacqueline DeCarlo is Fair Trade Program Advisor of Catholic Relief Services, and former Director of the Fair Trade Resource Network.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (May 1, 2007)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780740218

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Raves and Reviews

"A valiant effort to fill an umet need in providing people a fairly inviting primer on fair trade."

– Green LA Girl

"Well researched, clear and concise. DeCarlo’s personal involvement in the fair trade movement informs her writing and kept me engaged all the way through to the last page."

– Melanee Meegan - Marketing Director, Peace Coffee, USA

"A valuable tool for building the fair trade movement. It deepens our understanding of fair trade at the same time as outlining the many challenges we must confront."

– Nancy Jones - Chicago Fair Trade

"From coffee farmers to consumers, ceramics to certification, DeCarlo brings to life the history and depth of the Fair Trade movement."

– Rob Everts - co-Executive Director, Equal Exchange

"Fantastic. For anyone that has ever wondered about what ‘fair trade’ means, this Beginner’s Guide tells you everything you ever wanted to know and more."

– Alexandra Spieldoch - Director, Trade and Global Governance Program, Institute for Agriculture and T

"The most comprehensive study of the great Persian philosopher Omar Khayyam available today in any European language."

– Leonard Lewisohn

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