We know that Fair Trade is a certification system that helps to ensure social justice and environmental sustainability in the supply chain of common commodities, but how exactly does it do this and what are the standards that it upholds?
In this interview with Editors Zack Gross, Sean McHugh and contributor Monika Firl, we get up close accounts of how the Fair Trade system provides us with coffee, tea, coca, chocolate and a myriad of other goods in a way that is fair and equitable for the farmers. We get a first-hand account of the difference that this can make in the farmers' lives and see how the Fair Trade system is a route to decolonization and climate justice.
In his review of the book, Adam Sneyd, of the University of Guelph says, “Covering timely issues including decolonization and solidarity, climate change, and the impacts of new environmental, social, and governance criteria on global supply chains, The Fair Trade Handbook is an essential guide on the path that leads to a more sustainable and inclusive world.” This is high praise, but it also speaks to the reality of how enormous and wide-ranging the issues of trade can be.
In this interview, we break it down to better understand what Fair Trade really means and how the average consumer can play a role, not just at the grocery store, but also in their religious group, campus community, town or city.
For the full show notes head over to https://www.kristinahunterflourishing.com/blog/the-fair-trade-handbook-building-a-better-world