Where can I buy a Valentine’s rose? What types of retail outlets sell roses and fresh flowers in the UK? What are the benefits and problems of buying a rose from different sources? Where do our roses come from? Where are roses for the British market grown and why? How do roses reach the UK from abroad? What can we find out about the geography of Kenya?
What images do we have of Kenya and what is Kenya really like? How does living in Kenya compare with living in the UK? What factors influence the production of Kenyan roses? What makes Kenya’s flower industry successful? What is it like to work in the Kenyan flower industry? Are Kenyan roses costing the Earth? How do roses affect the environment in Kenya? Is this industry sustainable? Are all roses the same? How do Kenyan roses compare with roses grown in the Netherlands?
How can we work together and share points of view? Should I buy a valentines rose? Should consumers in the UK buy fresh flowers from abroad? How can we argue our opinions and make a decision? How can things change for the better? What should happen to Kenya’s flower industry in future? How can we evaluate our work and improve our enquiry skills?
Answer the above question. When would people buy flowers? Write a list of the occasions down – give reasons for each.
Write down how they could be different? You may wish to write down things about: How they look? Where they could be sold? Supermarket, garage/petrol station, Florist How much you think each costs? Which would be the cheapest/the dearest?
Michael 1.Price tag – a cheap product 2.design – the way they look 3.Amount of flowers – not that many Daniel 1.Price tag – a cheap product A 2.Wrapping around A 3.Amount of flowers – not that many 4.not really red roses 5.Basic product Gavin 1.Two different types of roses – one cheap looking / the other dear 2.Wrapping design – one is basic and the other is fancy 3.price of the bunch – one really cheap and the other expensive 4.B is more colourful than bunch A 5.B is better presented with more bits in it compared to A e.g. ribbon – a lovely red bow
Dylan 1.bunch A looks too fake 2.Bunch B is romantic in appearance 3.bunch B is better presented to the customer than bunch A 4.Bunch A is just crammed together while bunch B is spread out. 5.The colour of the roses in bunch B are much stronger and more vibrant than in bunch A. Adam 1.bunch has a cheap price tag while bunch B looks expensive. 2.Bunch B is better presented than bunch A – more time has been taken on it. 3.Colour of the roses – bunch A is dull when compared to the strong colour of the roses in bunch A. 4.Bunch a look stale and bunch b looks fresher. 5.Bunch A is held together by sellotape while bunch B has a beautiful red bow ribbon on it.
Internet Supermarket Market Florist Corner shop Petrol station
Internet Problems Benefits Supermarket Problems Benefits
What are they? Think of the viewpoints of: 1. The shop workers 2. Consumer’s 3. Environmental
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables the poorest, weakest producers to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
Investigate the flower trade in one of these countries: 1. Netherlands 2. Columbia 3. Ecuador 4. Kenya You may mention: Find out how workers are treated? Is there fair trade? How many flowers are sold and to where? What type of flowers are sold?
By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables the poorest, weakest producers to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
Exporter is the person who sells goods eg. Flowers out of their country to be sold abroad. Importer is the person who buys the goods from another country and brings them into their country. Wholesaler is the person who buys goods in bulk and sells them to retailers, for later sale to customers. Retailer is a shopkeeper. Customer is someone who buys an item from a shop.
What part of the supply chain, in which country, would you prefer to work? Why? What other information would you need to know to make that decision?
A supply chain is a series of steps by which goods are made or grown, processed, transported and sold to consumers.