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Ethical Sourcing in the Global Food System Challenges and Opportunities to Fair Trade and the Environment

Edited By: Stephanie Barrientos and Catherine Dolan
192 pages, figures
Publisher: Earthscan
Ethical Sourcing in the Global Food System
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About this book

Ethical sourcing, both through fair trade and ethical trade, is increasingly entering the mainstream of food retailing. Large supermarkets have come under pressure to improve the returns to small producers and conditions of employment within their supply chains. But how effective is ethical sourcing? Can it genuinely address the problems facing workers and producers in developing countries? Is it a new form of northern protectionism, or can Southern initiatives be developed to advance the monitoring and verification effectiveness of ethical sourcing? How can the rights and participation of workers and small producers be enhanced, given the power and dominance of large supermarkets within the global food chain?

This book brings together a range of academics and practitioners working on issues of ethical sourcing in the global food chain. It critically explores the opportunities and challenges of ethical sourcing in the global food system by combining analysis and case studies that examine a range of approaches. It explores whether ethical sourcing is a cosmetic northern initiative, or can genuinely help to improve the conditions of small producers and workers in developing countries.

Contents

List of figures, Tables and Boxes; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; Preface by Tim Lang; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Transformation of Global Food - Opportunities and Challenges for Fair and Ethical Trade; The Development of Alternative and Fair Trade - Moving into the Mainstream; Organic and Fair Trade Movements in Global Food Networks; Corporate Social Responsibility from a Supermarket Perspective - Approach of the Co-Operative Group; Ethical Trade - What Does it Mean for Women Workers in African Horticulture?; Central American Banana Production - Women Workers and Chiquita's Ethical Sourcing from Plantations; The Gangmaster System in the UK Perspective of a Trade Unionist; Participatory Social Auditing - Developing a Worker-focused Approach; Oxfam's Coffee Campaign - An NGO Perspective; Small Producers - Constraints and Challenges in the Global Food System; Concluding Reflections on the Future of Ethical Sourcing; Glossary of Selected Fair and Ethical Trade Organizations; Index

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Stephanie Barrientos is a Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK and Catherine Dolan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University, US.
Edited By: Stephanie Barrientos and Catherine Dolan
192 pages, figures
Publisher: Earthscan
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