Why ‘place’ matters in the development and impacts of Fairtrade production

David Bek, Cheryl McEwan, Alex Hughes, Zaitun Rosenberg

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    This chapter examines the importance of place for the cultural and environmental
    dynamics shaping Fairtrade cooperatives. It draws on a case study of the Eksteenskuil
    Agricultural Cooperative (EAC) in South Africa’s Northern Cape, which supplies
    Fairtrade raisins to Traidcraft plc, one of the UK’s leading Fairtrade organizations. It
    examines how the histories and geographies of place continually challenge and redefine
    the meaning and effectiveness of Fairtrade. It concludes with a number of recommendations
    for both Fairtrade organizations in general and EAC/Traidcraft specifically.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFairtrade Impacts
    Subtitle of host publicationlessons from around the world
    EditorsValerie Nelson
    PublisherPractical Action Publishing
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)978-1853399060
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • South Africa
    • Fairtrade
    • place
    • geography
    • history
    • Traidcraft


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