case study 2 - Pat Matla 10/3/2007 Current Events Article...

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Pat Matla 10/3/2007 Current Events Article The article I picked was from the New York Times and is called “Fair Trade in Bloom.” The article is focused on how fair trade is used to help coffee farmers in Brazil and other coffee farming countries. The International Fair Trade Association, which has 70 countries as members, has set up guidelines to help these coffee farmers compete in the world marketplace. These guidelines include social, economic, and environmental policies. These guidelines also apply to cocoa and cotton, two other very big products in these countries. The Association has helped these farmers earn more money by eliminating the middle men in coffee production and dealing directly with the farmers themselves. This has helped the farmers sell their coffee for a minimum of $1.29 a pound compared with $1.05, which is the current market price. This Fair Trade has helped farmers form co-op’s which help these farming towns finance important things like schools and drinking water
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