Fair Trade and Eastern Caribbean Banana Farmers: Rhetoric and Reality in the Anti-Globalization Movement
Moberg, Mark, Human Organization
With the impending removal of tariff quotas that formerly guaranteed access to the UK market, the Eastern Caribbean banana industry faces the prospect of direct price competition with cheaper Latin American bananas. Some farming communities in the region have embraced Fair Trade as an alternative marketing strategy. Certified Fair Trade farmers receive higher prices than do conventional growers, as well as a social premium for local development. In exchange, they must conform to extensive social and environmental criteria. This article compares the rhetorical claims of the Fair Trade movement with the experiences of Fair Trade farmers on St. Lucia. By examining the price differential …
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Publication information: Article title: Fair Trade and Eastern Caribbean Banana Farmers: Rhetoric and Reality in the Anti-Globalization Movement. Contributors: Moberg, Mark - Author. Journal title: Human Organization. Volume: 64. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2005. Page number: 4+. © Society of Applied Anthropology Winter 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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