A BETTER OPTION FOR THE IMPOVERISHED FARMER

Posted by J. Todd Vinson on

 

There is a great blog out this week about Thrive Farmers.  

 

The fair trade movement has grown exponentially in recent years thanks to large corporate partnerships and more global awareness. It’s arguably made a difference for many tradespeople on whom wealthy countries depend.

But it’s not the only option out there if you’re interested in ethical consumerism – there are alternatives to fair trade that can work as well or better.

Recently the New York Times picked up the story of Ken Lander – a Georgian lawyer who moved his family to Costa Rica after purchasing a coffee farm. When the financial crisis hit, he became dependent on the farm for a serious profit; but he found, as many have before him, that it’s hard to profit off a coffee farm.

Click the link below for the rest of the blog:

 

TheMarginalized.com