Impact of Fairtrade certification on agricultural wage workers

Making sense of differences in working conditions: an investigation into the impact of Fairtrade in Ethiopia and Uganda

Speakers: Prof Chris Cramer, Dr Carlos Oya and Dr Deborah Johnston, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Date: 22 January, 17:30 - 19:00 pm
Venue: Upper Meeting Room (103), London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square

The Fair Trade, Employment and Poverty Reduction (FTEPR) project investigates the impact of Fairtrade certification on the pay and conditions of agricultural wage workers. Focusing on tea, flowers and coffee, this four-year project collected data in Ethiopia and Uganda. A complex picture emerges that questions the causal impact of Fairtrade certification on the very poorest.

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