Fairtrade – Interview for Information Recipients (Students) #2

This interview refers to the Fairtrade project which can be found in our Good Practices section.


What did you like the most about this practice?

  • Practice aim was to find Fairtrade products in the local supermarket and do the list of them, using the description on the package. Also make a picture of one Fairtrade product, which I would like to try and post it to the Padlet, analyzing the composition of the products. Common fair trade products are tea, coffee, chocolate and bananas, which are great to start with. I have chosen an ice-cream Ben&Jerrys to analyse. I was informed of the Fairtrade aims:
  • Workers receive a Fair Trade minimum wage
  • Environmental sustainability is upheld
  • Safe working conditions are provided
  • There is no forced or child labor
  • Premiums are given to producers based on the product they create
  • These premiums go to a communal fund to be used for development projects
  • The supply chain is transparent to consumers

What did you like the least about this practice?

I needed an extra free time for research work in the supermarket.

 How can this practice be improved in the future?

When I spot the green and blue Fairtrade Mark at your local grocery store or your favorite online store, you can shop with confidence, knowing that you’re making a positive impact on the world and using your purchasing power to support farmers and workers who deserve to enjoy sustainable livelihoods.

Do you think your understanding of Food Literacy and sustainable food systems has been improved after implementing this practice?

Sure, the best way to find fair trade products is to become a label reading professional. Thankfully for the practice we know how to find them. Companies putting fairly traded products on our shelves will want you to know about it. Fair trade marks should be prominently displayed on packaging if a product is fairly traded.

SWOT Analysis


  • Raising awareness of fairtade aims
  • Cooperation with local communities (supermarkets, NGOs)
  • Use of digital platform to assesment this practice
  • Implementation of a learning-by-doing approach to enhance critical thinking, analytical thinking and creativity.
  • Application of an interdisciplinary approach.
  • Promoting healthy lifestyle and fair trade


  • Areas that need improvement (methods of assesment).
  • Challenges in implementation.
  • Financial costs


  • Attract students from other schools, parents. 
  • Replicability in other regions/ countries


  • Any external barriers affecting effective implementation of the Case Study.
  • Low level of participation and interest in the Case Study.
  • Availability of fair-trade goods in the supermarket

Case Study Info

Good Practice Title:


Meeting Date and Place:

Narva, 12/06/2023

Name of the Interviewee:

Darja Afanasjeva

Gender and Age of The Interviewee:

Female, 18 years old

Position or Role of the Interviewee:


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