The Politics of Fairtrade Sugar in Belize : Fairer for Whom ?

Titre The Politics of Fairtrade Sugar in Belize : Fairer for Whom ?
Lien hypertexte Site de sucre-ethique.org
Date 2013/04
Pagination 18 P.
Résumé "For Belize, the certification of their independent cane farmers by the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation was seen as one way to target ‘value added ’luxury markets instead of undifferentiated and more volatile bulk markets. An agreement was made with Tate & Lyle in 2008 under which the company would refine raw sugar from Belize and transfer a premium to cane farmers as a condition of using the Fairtrade label. At the time, this was the biggest Fairtrade commitment undertaken by any corporation in the world. Based on fieldwork undertaken in Belize during 2010 and 2012 as part of a doctoral thesis on sugar industry adaptation, this report asks about the difference Fairtrade certification has made to the livelihoods of the 6,000 cane farmers...". Mots clés : BELIZE. CANNE A SUCRE. PRIME DU COMMERCE EQUITABLE. COOPERATIVE. MULTINATIONALE. LABEL. IMPACT

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