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Beyond Coffee Beans and Bamboo – A wake up call for transformative investment in Africa

Martin, Chris (2014) Beyond Coffee Beans and Bamboo – A wake up call for transformative investment in Africa. International Development (03 Jul 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Like many pensive blog posts this one began as a trip to the supermarket… While searching for a bag of coffee, I stumbled upon a brand which loudly proclaimed that is was giving 50% of its revenues back to the African farmers who grew it. Initially, I thought, “At last, a fair trade initiative which is actually ‘fair.’” I managed to suppress my LSE-instilled scepticism of the ethical imagery of smiling Ugandan farmers and walked away with the makings of a great cup of coffee.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/internationaldevelopment/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > International Development
Collections > LSE International Development Blog
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 11:34
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2019 00:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77433

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