Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Promoting Fair Trade in Lebanon

Article by Dana Halawi:

Zurayk praised the role of FTL but said that fair trade in itself cannot remain in the realm of NGO's. "We strive to make changes toward global justice, and this cannot come from only 50 farmers out of 200, 000," he said. Instead, he argued, fair trade can only become powerful when it becomes the dominant form of trade, and everyone should work to achieve that.

Zurayk also exposed the problems facing farmers around the world with respect to commodities such as coffee, rice, and tea. He argued that the stock exchange market, and not the farmers, is setting prices--which often prove to be unfair to farmers.

Read the full AUB News Highlight here.

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