What Is Fair Trade?

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What does fair trade mean? How does it impact people on each end of the fair trade relationship? What do you need to know to make a difference? !?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Fair Trade helps contribute to sustainable development and benefit of marginalized countries by:
    • A. 

      Offering better trading conditions for the farmer.

    • B. 

      Offering a "fair price" for the product. offering a "fair price" for the product.

    • C. 

      Securing the rights of the farmer.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    How can I tell if a product is fair trade certified?
    • A. 

      It will have a Fair Trade label.

    • B. 

      It will be more expensive.

    • C. 

      It will be more eco-friendly.

  • 3. 
    The principles of fair trade encourage:
    • A. 

      Buyers to purchase as much of a product as they can.

    • B. 

      Helping producers (especially in developing countries) help themselves.

    • C. 

      Buyers to give donations directly to the producer.

  • 4. 
    What does it mean to say a product was bought at a "fair" price?
    • A. 

      The price was predetermined by producers and buyers so that producers could cover their average costs.

    • B. 

      The price acts as a safety net to protect producers if the average buying price falls too low to cover costs.

    • C. 

      If the average price raises above the predetermined price, buyers must pay the higher price.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 5. 
    According to the Fair Trade Labeling Organizations International, how many individuals worldwide directly benefited from Fair Trade Certified production in 2008?
    • A. 

      3.5 million

    • B. 

      4.5 million

    • C. 

      5 million

    • D. 

      7.5 million

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a major benefit that cocoa farmers on the Ivory Coast receive from using Fair Trade practices?
    • A. 

      They can diversify their crops.

    • B. 

      The fair trade price ensures that farmers cover their cost so that they can avoid having to use child labor practices.

    • C. 

      They receive health benefits from Fair Trade practices.

  • 7. 
    On average (without fair trade practices), for a candy bar selling for $.60, how much money goes back to the cocoa farmer?
    • A. 

      $0.01

    • B. 

      $0.10

    • C. 

      $0.20

  • 8. 
    The number of children forced to work as slaves on cocoa farms in Africa is estimated to be as high as:
    • A. 

      6,500

    • B. 

      10,000

    • C. 

      15,000

  • 9. 
    Without Fair Trade practices, what happens worldwide?
    • A. 

      Small family farms cannot pay for costs of production.

    • B. 

      Young children are forced to work on farms instead of going to school.

    • C. 

      All of the above.

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