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Island is planning to trade fair
Fairtrade produce
Fairtrade ensures workers are paid a fair price for their product
Businesses are being encouraged to support Jersey in becoming an island which promotes Fairtrade goods.

Ten companies are needed to support the campaign before Jersey can officially become a Fairtrade Island.

States' members back the campaign and businesses can help by using Fairtrade produce in shops and canteens.

Fairtrade products are bought direct from producers themselves at an agreed price and profits go towards helping communities in developing nations.

Jersey's Bailiff, Sir Philip Bailhache, launched the campaign for the island to become a place supporting the sale of Fairtrade products, such as tea, coffee, chocolate, wines and juices, in 2003.

The Fairtrade Foundation said: "Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers.

"It enables them to improve their lot and have more control over their lives."




SEE ALSO:
City wins Fairtrade recognition
15 Oct 04  |  Southern Counties
Football clubs urged to play fair
26 Apr 04  |  Scotland


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