For a more balanced view, we urge you to:
The report entitled "Fair Trade, Employment & Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia and Uganda, published by the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at London University has reached media headlines globally and also here in Canada with The Globe and Mail. Why? The report states that "This research was unable to find any evidence that Fairtrade has made a positive difference to the wages and working conditions of those employed in the production of the commodities produced for Fairtrade certified export in the areas where the research has been conducted."
Section 4.2 of the report, starting at page 121 outlines the Recommendations based on its findings and makes for enlightening reading.
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