Limerick as a Fairtrade City
In 2005 Limerick City was awarded status as a Fairtrade City through the concerted efforts by the people of Limerick to ensure that Fairtrade produce was widely available in the city. It shows Limerick City’s commitment to supporting a fairer trading system with developing countries. Information on Fairtrade cafes, retail outlets and events in Limerick is available on the Limerick City Council website.
The Fairtrade programme ensures that producers in developing countries receive a fair price for their products. A minimum price for negotiations between producer and purchaser is set in order to ensure the producers are guaranteed a sustainable business. However, if the market price is higher than this minimum price set, then the purchaser must pay the market price.
Further information on how the Fairtrade programme operates is available at www.fairtrade.ie.
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