This paper is published in Volume-7, Issue-3, 2021
Area
Economics
Author
Mansha Chawla
Org/Univ
Christ University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Pub. Date
10 May, 2021
Paper ID
V7I3-1154
Publisher
Keywords
Global Trade, Fair-Trade Organisation, Impact, Gender Inequalities, Women Producers

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Mansha Chawla. Role of the Fair-Trade Organisation on the status of women producers with respect to global trade, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Mansha Chawla (2021). Role of the Fair-Trade Organisation on the status of women producers with respect to global trade. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 7(3) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Mansha Chawla. "Role of the Fair-Trade Organisation on the status of women producers with respect to global trade." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 7.3 (2021). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

The fair-trade movement began in the year 1946, in America at the time when handicrafts were being imported. The concept of fair trade soon gained popularity in the U.S. and also spread to Europe. The foundation of the fair trade movement was based on the fact that the producers receive a fair price for their produce. FT program began with the handicrafts and soon expanded to other products like coffee, banana, sugar, tea, wine. It was in the mid-1980s when the model of fair trade came into the picture and at that time, progressive entrepreneurs including Paul Katzeff started importing coffee from Nicaragua so as to support the Sandinista farmers. The plight of the Nicaraguan farmers was such that they were suffering from starvation and malnutrition at the time when the U.S. boycotted their country’s goods. A national standard for fair trade certification came into existence which was founded in the year 1997 as an umbrella organization with the aim to collaborate and coordinate this system of fair trade across the world. In the backdrop of Fair Trade, the study aims to analyze the impact of the Fair-Trade Organization on the status of women producers in the field of global trade. It seeks to understand the role played by FTO in reducing the gender gap by taking into consideration the gender inequalities in global trade. Further, it focuses on the effectiveness of FTO in terms of the participation of women producers in global trade and also the benefits received by the women producers after its establishment. This study will help in better understanding the role played by Fairtrade in addressing the various issues faced by women producers and how effective it has been in reducing gender inequality in global trade.
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