Tuesday 19 February 2013

The Challenge of Fair Trade Gold in Africa

We continue to support Greg Valerio (founder of CRED Foundation and CRED Jewellery) and Fair Jewellery Action in the ongoing struggle to clean up an industry that is a prime example of un-Fair Trade: environmental devastation, lack of workers' rights, and driving the cycle of poverty

There are some good news stories regarding Fair Trade Gold and Silver, especially in South America, but landing this process in Africa has proved to be a struggle.  Greg's written an article in the Guardian highlighting some of the challenges faced on a recent visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo.  It's slightly technical piece, but gets to the heart of the issue.

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