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January 30, 2010

Are You Fair?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Keynes @ 1:21 am

     How many of you like a cup of coffee? In these days, it is true that there are a plenty of people are even addicted coffee. Whenever going to coffeehouse such as Starbucks or grocery markets, you could meet many types of coffee. However, have you ever thought about how that products being traded?

     In other words, did you hear about Fair Trade?

     That is a concept to describe the alternative trade way that is a certain type of social movement in around the world. There are lot of products, for example, coffee, cocoa, sugar and chocolate which are traded in that way. Among them, we are going to focus on coffee because that is a common type of item we consume daily.

     The Fair Trade movement has started on the assumption that producers are treated in unfair way in terms of the low price of its products. More importantly, that is a market-based approach that has a purpose to help producers in developing countries have been known in Coffee Belt. Also, the movement promotes the sustainable trade by claiming that higher price should be given to producers and forces coffee makers to keep environmental standards.

     I can make the story series about Fair Trade since I have served as a campaigner of Non Governmental Organization which is for the movemet, named Beautiful Store in Korea one year ago. At that time, I organized and completed a number of campaigns about Fair Trade. I would like to share the experiences with you

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2 Comments »

  1. wow! thats so cool! I didn’t even know that that was happening! >.<
    My favorite coffee is Costa Ricas Cafe Rey! <(^.^<) But the Salvadorian one is good too. ^^ I'm not sure how they handle the coffe once it gets out of the factories hands but I'm preatty sure it's still in good hands.

    Comment by Mariana Sáenz — February 3, 2010 @ 11:13 pm | Reply

  2. I love this picture! it looks so fun! 🙂 Thats awesome to have organized so many campaigns…i hope you tell us more about those! 🙂

    Comment by Alison — February 3, 2010 @ 11:53 pm | Reply


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