Fairtrade towns: The local response to a global issue

11th May 2010.

This Local Work will appreciate local responses to fair trade and the impact that the local community can have on an international movement, relating to the global issue of reducing poverty through fair trading practices. An in depth consideration of the growth of Fairtrade will first be given, followed by a focus on the Fairtrade Towns Movement. This will then be considered in more detail through the use of two case studies. Finally, the involvement of central and local government in fair trade in the UK will be acknowledged.