The Economic Benefits of Buying Fairtrade

10 April

The Economic Benefits of Buying Fairtrade

Our Economics and Business students recently enjoyed the privilege of attending a Fairtrade lecture provided by Jack Doherty of Bexhill Fairtrade Town Group. He urged the audience to consider choosing Fairtrade products over non-Fairtrade goods. He suggested that making conscious decisions about small purchases like bananas, chocolate and coffee can have a big impact on the people responsible for producing our groceries. He then went on to explain how the receipt of the Fairtrade premium payment has allowed for investment in infrastructure and improved living conditions in the local community.

Andy Pritchard, Head of Section for Politics, Economics, Business & Law commented on the value of Jack's presentation:

"The opportunity for our students to gain an insight into the theory of development economics and ethical business practices was extremely valuable. Jack inspired a number of our students to think differently and allowed then to consider how they can be more altruistic by changing their buying habits.

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