Presentation on theme: "If this 24 square chocolate bar represents where our money goes, how many blocks does each group receive? -Shops -Chocolate companies -UK Government (VAT)"— Presentation transcript:
If this 24 square chocolate bar represents where our money goes, how many blocks does each group receive? -Shops -Chocolate companies -UK Government (VAT) -Producers of non-cocoa ingredients e.g. milk -Government of country where the cocoa is from -Cocoa farmers Where does our money go?
Fair Trade LO: To identify where our money goes with both unfairly and fairly traded products
Where does our money go? Many of the things we buy to eat are made from products grown in Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs) such as chocolate, bananas, coffee and tea … WHY? The price we pay in the shop for a bar of chocolate is divided into something like this: Shops22.5% Chocolate companies (!)40% UK Government (VAT) Non-cocoa ingredients 17.5% 13% Government of country where the cocoa comes from4% Farmers3%
Task Complete the labels on the pie chart to show where our money goes when we buy non-Fairtrade chocolate, and what percentages go to which Group 1)Complete the diagram so that all percentages and labels are written down e.g. Farmers 3%, Chocolate companies____%, etc 2)Colour in the segments in different colours 3)Add more information to each segment to explain what it does eg Shops – pays wages to shop workers...
Do you think this is fair? Fairly traded goods do not necessarily have different percentages to non-Fairtrade goods, but they guarantee farmers receive a certain income The following graphs help to show this …
Fairtrade acts to give the farmer a guaranteed price and also a Social Premium (extra money)… unfortunately since none of the other groups want to lose out it means that we, the buyers often have to pay a higher price It is hoped that as more of the consumers put pressure on the shops and producers then the prices will come down without the farmers having to pay the price What do you think the farmer uses the Social Premium (extra money) for?