Fairtrade and Labour Markets in Ethiopia and Uganda

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Cramer, C., Johnston, D., Oya, C. and Sender, J. (2017). Fairtrade and Labour Markets in Ethiopia and Uganda. The Journal of Development Studies. 53 (6), pp. 841-856. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2016.1208175
AuthorsCramer, C., Johnston, D., Oya, C. and Sender, J.
Abstract

Drawing on four years of fieldwork in Ethiopia and Uganda, this paper addresses gaps in knowledge about the mechanisms linking agricultural exports with poverty reduction, the functioning of rural labour markets, and the relevance to the lives of the poorest people of Fairtrade. Statistical analysis of survey evidence, complemented by qualitative research, highlights the relatively poor payment and non-pay working conditions of those employed in research sites dominated by Fairtrade producer organizations. We conclude that Fairtrade is not an effective way to improve the welfare of the poorest rural people.

Year2017
JournalThe Journal of Development Studies
Journal citation53 (6), pp. 841-856
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN0022 0388
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2016.1208175
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Deposited12 Jan 2023
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