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The realities of unfair trade: The case of small scale cotton farmers in Zambia
Their stories and the National campaign

Organisation Development and Community Management Trust (ODCMT)
Compiled by Daka Jimmy Zindikilani (ODCMT)

2006
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The realities of unfair trade: The case of small scale cotton farmers in Zambia The realities of unfair trade: The case of small scale cotton farmers in Zambia The realities of unfair trade: The case of small scale cotton farmers in Zambia
1. Imagine paying for your own education at age fifteen. How? Becoming a cotton farmer, engaged in an out grower scheme with a Multi National Company and employing some helpers on the field. See Moses' story… 2. Letting people know about the importance of fair trade
Farmers' stories…
3. Among them is Bright Chihana of Chipata who put it this way:
"What hurts me is that we are only told of the price of cotton after harvest".
This leaves the farmers with little or no option because they have to sell the cotton anyway and cannot keep it. So they sell it whether or not at a loss. See story…
 
The realities of unfair trade: The case of small scale cotton farmers in Zambia The realities of unfair trade: The case of small scale cotton farmers in Zambia The realities of unfair trade: The case of small scale cotton farmers in Zambia
4. The "Big Noise" Cotton petition. Who and why are people signing?
Farmers' stories…
5. The mutual relationship between Multi National Companies and small scale farmers. …
See Leonard's story…
6. "Look at my hands and you will be able to know that we are working hard here"
John's message to the world…
 
The realities of unfair trade: The case of small scale cotton farmers in Zambia
7. Message from Zambia's Organisation Development and Community Management Trust ODCMT.
We want a win-win situation…




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