Fair Trade and Development in African Agriculture
In this chapter I explore the diverse experiences that small-scale producers and workers have in engaging the Fairtrade system by highlighting the territorial specificity of how Fairtrade is embedded in local contexts across Africa. I examine cooperatives dating from the colonial period and chart the process of economic and political liberalization over recent decades. I highlight how this has both facilitated fair trade opportunities and presented challenges. I also discuss the experience of the hired labor model, noting its interrelation with small-scale production in some sectors,and examine how employment on Fairtrade farms affects women
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2015 Fair Trade and Development in African Agriculture Handbook of Research on Fair Trade, Raynolds L; Bennett, E (Ed) Edward Elgar.