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The Introduction of Fair Trade in Poland:Opportunities and Challenges

Kinga Boenning



Fair Trade aims to improve the working and living conditions of producers by paying a higher price for their products as well as offering additional support. The strategic goals of Fair Trade are to support marginalized producers andworkers to attain economic security and to make a decent living from theirfarming activities. In Poland, Fair Trade is expanding very rapidly. Given thisdevelopment, an ongoing market for Fair Trade products can safely be assumed,but greater coordination among actors and common activities between NGOsand interested businesses may accelerate development even further.