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How Fair Trade Grew

Variances in the experience of producer countries strongly affect how fair trade markets have evolved.

 

Editor’s Note: In June 2014, the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society hosted its inaugural Junior Scholars Forum. The following article covers a not-yet-published research paper that was presented at the forum. To learn more about the paper, please email its author, Kristen Shorette.

From coffee shops to grocery aisles, products that feature a Fair Trade logo are now ubiquitous in developing countries. But that’s a relatively recent development. Although the fair trade...


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