The Fair Trade Scandal
Marketing Poverty to Benefit the Rich
Sylla shows empirically that Fair Trade excludes those who need it the most and that its benefits are essentially captured by the wealthiest groups in the supply chain. Based on his experience of working for Fairtrade International, Sylla shows the flaws in the Fair Trade system which compromise its ethical mission.
The Fair Trade Scandal is both a provocative and deeply informative exploration of the Fair Trade phenomenon, suitable for specialists and non-specialists alike.
Ndongo Samba Sylla is a Research and Programme Manager for the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. He is the co-author of Africa’s Last Colonial Currency (Pluto, 2021).
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
1. On the Inequalities of the International Trade System
2. The Fair Trade Universe
3. Controversies around Fair Trade
4. Redeeming the Free Market as a Solution to Poverty: The Limitations of the FT Economic Model
5. Looking for the Global Impact of Fair Trade
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