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Fair trade is a commercial practice that aims to help small farmers in underdeveloped countries through mechanisms that can modifythe supply chain. This paper, through exploratory, quantitative and transversal research, tries to investigate this structuring effect offair trade on the productive nodule of the chain, examining the cohesion caused by this intervention on a small Cooperative of CoffeeFamily Farmers (organic and conventional SAT-no agro toxic substances used in production) in Poço Fundo in the state of MinasGerais. The social network and supply chain perspectives, suported by Granovetter’s embeddeness theory, were used to analyze theinformation surveyed. Although a high degree of cohesion was observed, there were also some hints of potential conflicts between thenew and the previous fair trade beneficiaries. The pioneers who, having been members of the local Cooperative for a longer period oftime and helped to establish fair trade in Poço Fundo, and who produce organic coffee have a greater commitment to fair trade. Thisis a consequence of their greater emotional and economic investment. In the end, the Cooperative’s success will depend on a greatercommitment among the new producers and the producers of SAT coffee.

Keywords: Fair Trade ; organic coffee ; supply chain ; networks

Variant title: The effects of fair trade on a cooperative of small coffee farmers in poço fundo in the state of Minas Gerais (COOPFAM)

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Agricultural Finance

Issue Date: May 05 2008

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/60705 Published in: Organizações Rurais e Agroindustriais/Rural and Agro-Industrial Organizations, Volume 10, Number 2 Page range: 211-225

Total Pages: 15

Record appears in: Universidade Federal de Lavras - UFLA > Organizações Rurais e Agroindustriais/Rural and Agro-Industrial Organizations





Author: Oliveira, Renato Ferreira de ; Araujo, Uajara Pessoa ; Santos, Antonio Carlos dos

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/60705?ln=en







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