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Summary e-discussion: What pricing system works for all?

Description: What does a sustainable pricing system and market for organic cotton look like, and how does it ensure that prices provide stability for producers and users of organic cotton, without farmers being paid too little or buyers paying too much?
The discussion tended to be split between those who believe market forces will ultimately dictate organic cotton prices and that attempts to intervene will prove fruitless, and those who think a floor price or any other pricing mechanism for organic cotton is achievable as the apparel industry is willing to acknowledge the true cost of organic cotton production (which incorporates environmental and social costs).
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Author: Andrea Bischof
Year: 2016
Category: Trade & Markets, Fair Trade
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

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