Mapping Fair Trade Networks

This website will act as a hub for sharing information and feedback about the 'Mapping Fair TradeNetworks' research project. The focus of this project is on understanding the main drivers of Fair Trade, and in particular investigating how key stakeholders and civil society supporters have worked internationally to conceptualise, develop and promote Fair Trade. This multidisciplinary project will also utilise the growing networks of academics and practitioners working on Fair Trade including: the Co-op College, the Fair Trade Advocacy Office, Fairness UK, the European Fairness Network, the US based Fair Trade Resource Network and the international Fair Trade Institute. Beyond the academic community this research will be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including policy makers and government departments. In recent years, there has been an increased interest in the Fair Trade model and this has been reflected at an intergovernmental level - most notably the European Commission’s support for work on public procurement of Fair Trade. This project will aim to produce policy relevant research about Fair Trade's contribution as a model for social enterprise, international development and global citizenship.

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