GLBL 210 Notes 4/11/16-4/13/16
GLBL 210 Notes 4/11/16-4/13/16 GLBL 210
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Date Created: 04/13/16
GLBL 210 Notes 4/13/16 - Low price for high quality Ethiopian coffee - Private coffee traders make profit, not coffee producers - International price of coffee established in NY - Coffee union goal= more money for coffee growers o Need 10x improvement to have better life (education, sanitation, shelter, clothing, food) o But only a small increase would make a large difference - Coffee growers can’t send kids to school - Others don’t want to be coffee growers because don’t get sufficient pay for amount/quality of work o Unable to support family with earnings - Schools that are available are poor quality o Community (or coffee growers) as a whole doesn’t have enough money to improve schools/education o Don’t have enough resources for schools (no books, blackboards, paper/pencils etc.) o Difficult to pay teacher salaries - Big businesses benefit from low coffee prices o Starbucks grows/gets richer while coffee growers get poorer - Children suffer most from poverty/hunger - Need to operate outside of NY market to get good price - Coffee farmers starting to produce chat instead of coffee o Chat is a drug consumed in Ethiopia and North Africa o Banned in US and Europe o Get better price for chat - Difficult for Ethiopia to compete in world market with crops because developed countries able to subsidize industries and Ethiopia unable to - Developing countries would rather be competitive in trade than receive aid - Trade negotiations unfair toward developing countries - EU talked about topics involving big businesses instead of addressing issues of developing countries - Increasing Africa’s world trade would generate more revenue than national aid for a year (5x amount with increase of 1%)
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