Fairtrade with sugar from swaziland

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Published on March 14, 2014

Author: marisa2808

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Is Fairtrade a potential alternative solution to poverty alleviation for small-scale producers and their communities based on the principle of trade not aid? This is a look into Fairtrade as a model and how it is currently working in the Swaziland sugar industry.

Marisa da Silva Colloquim 7 November 2013

 Trade NOT aid Sustainable Production Empowerment Relationships Better working conditions Producers Consumers

Bananas Cocoa Cotton Flowers Honey Cereals Rice Spices Tea Wine

Sugar Reform Begins

 1.231 million people ◦ 40% of Swazis live below the poverty line  Sugar = substantial contributor to the GDP of Swaziland  Selling into European Union ◦ Preferential trade agreements – ACP Why Fairtrade is needed in the sugar sector?  price volatility  competition  health consciousness  climate change  1 October 2012 = sugar reform ◦ EU import quotas were removed and guaranteed EU prices withdrawn

The Two Main Economic Benefits of Fairtrade

Premium Benefit 3 conditions Social Socio- Economic Environ - mental

In the Fair Trade system, one thing that makes the development process faster is something called the ‘Social Premium’. A social premium is an extra sum of money that is to be used for social developments such as building schools, buildings, roads, hospitals, getting better medication e.t.c. It always equals to 14% of the regular income .

There are lots of companies supporting Fair Trade, including ;  Cadbury  Divine  Kit Kat  Star Bucks  Marks and Spencer  Oxfam  Crossroads  The Body Shop and more.

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