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Ethics Forum - Fairtrade and Food Security: To what extent can we rely on social movements to correct the market?

Title
Ethics Forum - Fairtrade and Food Security: To what extent can we rely on social movements to correct the market?
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Kirsteen Shields # University of Dundee; Speaker: Chris Bell # Scottish Fair Trade Forum; Speaker: Mandira Kuikel Bhattarai # GPI Nepal Co-op; Speaker: Amisha Bhandari # GPI Nepal Co-op; Hosted by: Dr Philip Cook # University of Edinburgh
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Date and Time
7th Mar 2014 13:00 - 7th Mar 2014 14:30
Location
Seminar room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
URL
http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/events/transatlantic_seminars/2013_2014/ethics_forum_-_fairtrade_and_food_security_to_what_extent_can_we_rely_on_social_movements_to_correct_the_market

"Fairtrade and Food Security: To what extent can we rely on social movements to correct the market?" Drawing on some of the researcher's own fieldwork on Fairtrade farms and on work carried out by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, this seminar will consider the potential and the limitations of the Fairtrade movement in respect of food security, and explore how the movement may achieve greater impact.  

Dr Kirsteen Shields lectures Public Law and International Human Rights Law at the University of Dundee and will be a Visiting Fellow at EUI, Florence, Italy from April 2014. 

Kirsteen will be joined by Chris Bell, who has conducted research on fair trade and public procurement for the Scottish Fair Trade Forum.

Mandira Kuikel Bhattarai (responsible for production and fair wages) and Amisha Bhandari (responsible for Fair Trade standards and social activities) from fair trade cooperative Get Paper Industry in Nepal will also provide a shot introduction to their work and be available for questions.

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