Trade vs. Fair Trade /Sprawiedliwy Handel/

11.5.21 / G.17:00

To celebrate International Fair Trade DAy, we hereby invite you to participate in an online event taking place on 11th of May at 18.00

Title of the meeting:  Trade vs. Fair Trade 鈥 results and consequences from the perspective of Kenyan Peasants League

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Meeting ID: 972 5447 5760

Passcode: 868227

Fair trade and free trade sound like they鈥檙e interchangeable but for farmers and producers in the Global South, they鈥檙e are completely different.  Free trade is all about the free market, eliminating trade barriers, competition between players leading to focusing on lowering the production costs by all means. Meanwhile, fair trade involves ensuring that the workers behind these goods and services are treated fairly and that human rights are maintained throughout the supply chain.

Kenyan Peasants League (KPL) is a social movement of Kenyan Peasant farmers and Consumers whose main is to promote peasant farming, family farming, agro-ecology, food sovereignty, climate justice, peasant feminism and smallholder faming so as to promote food sovereignty.

During the meeting, the representation of Kenyan Peasant League (KPL) will disclose their view on rights of the workers & farmers who are among the most vulnerable people in global trade. They often have few options for a sustainable livelihood, as well as lacking formal contracts, freedom of association, basic health and safety assurances, and adequate wages.

Representatives will also talk about mutual benefits and challenges they experience through their daily work. Together with the audience, the KPL representation will debate the main goals of Fair Trade which are to: reduce exploitation in the trade market, reduce violations to human rights and the environment, and empower producers to be able to support themselves by securing the rights of marginalized groups through better wages and improved working conditions.

Kenyan Peasants League will be represented by:

Cidi Otieno - an agroecologist, a Small Holder Farmer and a member of the Kenyan Peasants League where he serves as the National Secretary General and Policy Advisor. He is also the National Coordinator of the Kenya Debt Abolition Network (KDAN). Cidi is a holder of Bachelor of Science Degree in Range Management (Dry Lands Resource Management and Economics from the University of Nairobi and also a trained Social Science
Researcher from University of Bagamoyo in Tanzania.

Susan Owiti - a feminist, an activist and a peasant farmer. She is a member of Kenyan Peasants League Women Collective where she pushes for issues affecting women especially peasant women whose voices have been silenced when it comes to owning of natural resources like seeds,water and land and also to make sure women are included in decision making.

Habu Dorcas - a smallholder farmer and a member of the Kenyan Peasants League (KPL) where she serves as the Secretary general for the KPL Youth Collective and also the Secretary for the KPL Kangemi Cluster. Dorcas is also the Secretary General of Kangemi Grassroots Human Rights movement and young radical peasant feminist

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UWAGA- spotkanie prowadzone w J臉ZYKU ANGIELSKIM

Zapraszamy na spotkanie online, kt贸re odb臋dzie si臋 11.05.2021 o godz. 18.00.

Temat spotkania: Wolny handel a Sprawiedliwy Handel 鈥 rezultaty i konsekwencje. Perspektywa Kenijskiej Ligii Rolnik贸w

Wolny handel i Sprawiedliwy Handel mog膮 sprawia膰 wra偶enie poj臋膰 zamiennych jednak dla rolnik贸w i producent贸w z globalnego Po艂udnia, s膮 kompletnie r贸偶nie. Wolny handel polega na wolnym rynku, eliminacji wszelkich barier handlowych, konkurencji rynkowych graczy sprowadzaj膮cej si臋 do d膮偶enia do jak najni偶szych koszt贸w produkcji, za wszelk膮 cen臋. Tymczasem Sprawiedliwy Handel zak艂ada dbanie o sprawiedliwe traktowanie pracownik贸w i rolnik贸w wytwarzaj膮cych dobra, respektowanie praw cz艂owieka i praw pracowniczych na ca艂ej linii 艂a艅cucha produkcji.  

Kenijska Liga Rolnik贸w (KPL)  jest ruchem spo艂ecznym Kenijskich rolnik贸w i konsument贸w promuj膮cych rodzinne rolnictwo, ma艂e gospodarstwa, ekologi臋 rolnicz膮, niezale偶no艣膰 偶ywno艣ciow膮, sprawiedliwo艣膰 klimatyczn膮 oraz rolniczy feminizm.

Podczas spotkania przedstawiciele KPL przybli偶膮 swoj膮 perspektyw臋 na prawa pracownik贸w i rolnik贸w, kt贸rzy s膮 najbardziej wra偶liwy ogniwem 艣wiatowego handlu. Cz臋sto maj膮 ograniczone mo偶liwo艣ci zapewnienia godnego 偶ycia, brakuje im legalnych, rzetelnych um贸w handlowych, wolno艣ci zrzeszania si臋, zapewnienia podstawowej opieki medycznej i ubezpieczenia oraz odpowiedniej stawki wynagrodzenia.

Przedstawiciele KPL porusz膮 problemy i wyzwania z jakimi si臋 mierz膮 jako wytw贸rcy oraz wsp贸lnie z publiczno艣ci膮 przedyskutuj膮 g艂贸wne cele i d膮偶enia Sprawiedliwego Handlu, do kt贸rych nale偶y przede wszystkim redukcja wyzysku wytw贸rc贸w, likwidacja 艂amania praw cz艂owieka i praw pracowniczych, redukcja negatywnego oddzia艂ywania na 艣rodowisko a tak偶e wzmacnianie potencja艂u wytw贸rc贸w aby byli w stanie samodzielnie si臋 utrzyma膰 na godnym poziomie i otrzymywali lepsze wynagrodzenia w lepszych warunkach pracy.

DANE DO LOGOWANIA

https://zoom.us/j/97254475760?pwd=Ym1laWo1bHIzYkhOREp3ejAxbkpBdz09

Meeting ID: 972 5447 5760

Passcode: 868227