Online discussion: The future of Fair Trade
The good folks at the Fair Trade Resource Network have invited me to participate in an online discussion on the future of Fair Trade, along with Rodney North from Equal Exchange. The webinar is scheduled to start at 1 pm Eastern and you can register here.
Rodney and Equal Exchange have been among the leading voices of opposition to FTUSA’s decision to rewrite the rules for Fair Trade coffee in the U.S. marketplace. I have been one of the few people willing to suggest publicly that millions of smallholder farmers might benefit from understanding how FTUSA proposes to link them with Fair Trade markets.