Fair Trade and Eastern Caribbean Banana Farmers: Rhetoric and Reality in the Anti-Globalization Movement

Author: 
Mark Moberg
Publication Date: 
2005
Summary: 
A case study of banana farmers in the Windward Islands after converting their crop to Fair Trade, the article raises some difficult questions about the promise of Fair Trade and the difficulties in preparing crops for supermarket consumption. It discusses non-material benefits to Fair Trade participation, such as increased community support and democratic decision-making, as well as the economic changes on the islands.