Fair trade is an approach to business and to development based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks to create greater equity in the international trading system. Fair trade supports farmers and craftspeople in developing countries who are socially and economically marginalized. At the core of the fair trade model is a direct, cooperative, and in-depth relationship between buyers and sellers that keeps the principles of fair trade at the forefront.
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The government of Tanzania has been urged to prioritize agriculture as a sector to eradicate high incidences of poverty among rural households. Speaking during a regional forum organized by Jesuit Hakimani Centre and Radio Kwizera to discuss the findings of a national research that investigated the impact of Tanzania’s transition from Ujamaa to open market economy on small scale traders and farmers.