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Video: The benefits of fair trade


This documentary shows how fair-trade works for the employees of the Volta River Estates (VREL) cooperative in Ghana, which was one of the first to export fair-trade bananas to the United Kingdom. The additional income earned by farmers thanks to fair-trade, is used for social and educational purposes. The premium made it possible to build a new school with computers for the children. When a storm destroyed the crops and the production was severely reduced, Western buyers stood behind VREL and helped the cooperative get back on its feet again



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