Fair Trade - How does it benefit LEDCs?

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  • Created on: 29-04-15 19:31

Environmentally

  • Wildlife increases from less chemical pollution.
  • WIBDECO research new methods of weed control. 
  • Old banana plants are mulched and returned to the land - adding nutrients and protecting the soil. 
  • The Buffer Zone is 16 ft away from streams. 
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Economically

  • Money goes to rural areas - helps keep people on the land.
  • Farmers get 4.67c more for each pound of bananas. 
  • Higher cost of production - people pay the higher prices because of the Fairtrade labelling.
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Socially

  • No children labour allowed.
  • Social Premium helps to build schools.
  • Farmers are educated and encouraged to protect the environment.
  • Social Premium helps to improve roads - easier for farmers to get their products to the market. 
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