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A Christian Response to Systemic Injustice. Half the world – nearly three billion people – live on less than two dollars a day. www.globalissues.org Extreme.

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1 A Christian Response to Systemic Injustice

2 Half the world – nearly three billion people – live on less than two dollars a day. Extreme Poverty

3 Food Insecurity Worldwide around 925 million people are chronically hungry due to extreme poverty, while up to 2 billion people lack food security intermittently due to varying degrees of poverty (source: FAO, 2010). Six million children die of hunger every year – 17,000 every day (Ban Ki Moon, 2009) Meanwhile in the West we have an “obesity epidemic” – in UK more than 20% are obese

4 Worker 1p Farm Owner 5p Shipper 4p Importer /Ripener 7p Super market 13p An Example: The Banana Trade

5 Trade with a bias towards the poor Ensuring a guaranteed fair price for the producer A social premium for health, education and welfare Fair working conditions for producers Trade with a development objective Enabling producers to work their way out of poverty Challenging unfair trade rules What is Fair Trade? (1)

6 What is Fair Trade? (2) A practical response to the unfairness of current global trade An internationally recognised set of standards A “kitemark” to show products are fairly traded A large market place:- –More than 1m Fairtrade certified producers –Worth more than US$1 bn per year –£799m was spent on Fairtrade goods in the UK in 2009

7 Look for the these logos on products: The Traidcraft product logo The Fairtrade Mark

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10 Trade

11 Support

12 Influence

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14 Buy

15 Buy products from your local Fair Trader Shop online at Look out for Traidcraft products (e.g. Geobars) in supermarkets Order from our catalogue

16 Give

17 Donation – cash, cheque, credit card Standing order Leave a legacy Fundraising events – coffee mornings Sponsored runs/walks. Check out

18 Campaign Supermarkets Watchdog Raw Materials Stop EPAs (Economic Partnership Agreements)

19 Fair trade is about making trade work for the poor Summary Traidcraft offers practical assistance to help producers lift themselves out of poverty Together we can make a difference

20 Any Questions?

21 To Find out more 2009/10 Fairtrade Foundation Annual Review The Fairtrade Labelling Organisation The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Fair Trade Producers (CLAC) Traidcraft


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