Essay winner: Haneen Sami Al_Ayasi (Arab American University)

Fair Trade

Definition
Is the movement of a commercial organization based on dialogue, transparency and respect its core is the goal of humane not only to enable the people of the developing countries of the basics of life but also have the right to enjoy luxury life. And to enable them also to live in dignity and respected. Which include working with the producer and consumer alike. At the side of producers to help them by buying their products at a reasonable price works to promote sustainability for them in the market and give them a chance to display their products in world markets. Continue reading

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Honorable mention: Arren Amer Abo-shhaddh (AN-Najah National University)

Fair trade

Trading is the most important type of economy to any country or even any person on our planet. Western countries benefit from this type since the industrial revolution which enables the west the power of producing based on modern technology . At that time and till now, trading have taken different  three stages. The first stage was when those countries produce and control their produce at home and just sell it abroad. That was the golden time for trade in the west. At that time poverty spread across the east. So, trade was justice for the west but it wasn’t so for the east. Continue reading

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Honorable mention: Neveen Habaybeh (Al-najah University)

Fair Trade approach to sustainable and equitable market-based

Fair Trade is a social movement organization and a market-based approach designed to help producers in developing countries and promote sustainability. Supports the movement to pay a higher price to producers, as well as social and environmental standards. It focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries, most notably handicrafts, coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fresh fruit, chocolate and flowers.

Fair Trade is working with people in poor countries to enable them to live in dignity and hope in the future. It works by paying reasonable and respectful to the producers, allowing them and their families to live not just a respectable life, but also to preserve life for the long term. It is therefore about development, not only for charity. Continue reading

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