Does fair trade make a difference? The case of small coffee producers in Nicaragua

  title={Does fair trade make a difference? The case of small coffee producers in Nicaragua},
  author={Karla Utting-chamorro},
  journal={Development in Practice},
  pages={584 - 599}
Fair trade represents an innovative approach to make the rules of global trade work for disadvantaged producers in the South and for sustainable development. But who are the real beneficiaries of fair trade? Has fair trade resulted in any discernible improvements in the lives of small coffee producers and their communities? This paper examines the effectiveness of fair trade as a development tool and the extent of its contribution to the alleviation of poverty in coffee-producing regions of… 

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