This chapter questions how Fair Trade is being ‘operationalized’ in the mining context in sub-Saharan Africa. Over the past two decades, a global Fair Trade movement has galvanized in response to the struggles endured by the developing world’s subsistence farmers. Organizations comprising the umbrella body, Fair Trade Labeling Organizations International (FLO),1 including Fair Trade Foundation UK, have worked to connect these producers to ‘socially and environmentally conscious consumers in the North’ (Murray et al., 2006: 180). In 2009 alone, sales of Fair Trade products, including various teas, coffees and fruit, exceeded US$4.2 billion.
|Title of host publication||Natural Resource Extraction and Indigenous Livelihoods|
|Subtitle of host publication||Development Challenges in an Era of Globalization|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)