October 25, 2009 By Joseph Krauss
JENIN, occupied West Bank: In the stylish olive-oil bottles on display in his West Bank showroom, Nasser Abufarha has found a way to pass on to socially conscious Western shoppers the costs exacted by the Israeli occupation. As one of the occupied West Bank’s first certified Fair Trade exporters, his Canaan Fair Trade company has helped Palestinian farmers hemmed in by Israeli restrictions, by adding a social premium to the cost of their olive oil.
“The producer’s story is integrated into the product,” says Abufarha, who got the idea from the Fair Trade coffee sold on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in the US, where he earned his doctorate.
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BY: The Dialy Star http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/Middle-East/2009/Oct-26/83885-social-premium-of-fair-trade-olive-oil-offers-hope-to-beleaguered-palestinian-farmers.ashx#axzz3DI4aBBU7