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IJTEF 2014 Vol.5(3): 277-284 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2014.V5.384

Is Fair Trade Really a Solution to Create Fairness in Agricultural Trade? — Case in Indonesia

Ermita Yusida and Juwita P. R. Suwondo
Abstract—Fair trade is a dream of an ideal trade. Fair trade originated to protect all economic actors’ producer, trader, and consumer. This issue escalated when classical failed to explain why many countries (especially developing countries) suffered a g reat loss due to international trade, particularly in the agricultural sector. Classical theories tend to stand in the favor of Developed Countries, so that free trade was focused more on who wins and who loses. Agriculture has unique characteristics that can not be equaled with any other sector. In fact agricultural free trade policies often do not lead to fair trade. Farmers as producers actually do not have a bargaining power. However, fair trade is not a mere dream, as it can be actualized by improving the institutional system, especially in Developing Countries.

Index Terms—Fair trade, agriculture, farmers, middlemen, Indonesia.

The authors are with the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung 91201, Taiwan (e-mail: yusi_chic@yahoo.com, the.ondowuzz@gmail.com).

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Cite: Ermita Yusida and Juwita P. R. Suwondo, "Is Fair Trade Really a Solution to Create Fairness in Agricultural Trade? — Case in Indonesia," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.5, no.3, pp. 277-284, 2014.

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