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The Association of Small Banana Producers ‘El Guabo’ : as fair as trade can be


Document type: report
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Abstract: In 1997 a group of farmers in southern Ecuador set up the Association of Small Banana Producers ‘El Guabo’ to export directly to the Fair Trade markets in Europe and the United States. With a lot of hard work, a reliable importer and the help of SNV, the Association is now exporting to markets that offer producers stable prices for their bananas year round. For the 300 members and the 1000 or more workers who depend on them directly or indirectly, the Association has achieved substantial improvements in their incomes, job security and working conditions.
Authors: Zoeteweij, L.
Series Title: Market Access for the Poor
Country: Ecuador
Category: Practice
Keywords: agriculture , trade
Language: eng
Organization: SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
PAGE: [4]
Place: [The Hague]
Publisher: SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Year: 2004
Region: Latin America , South America
Right: © 2004 SNV
Subject: Agriculture and Rural Development
Title: The Association of Small Banana Producers ‘El Guabo’ : as fair as trade can be