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Resource The Living Wage approach in agriculture
Type Working paper
Last update: 10/12/2013
Type: Working paper
Language English
Year of publication: 2013
Citation: living wage, fair price, fair wage, fair trade
Download: 785kb
Summary This paper explores how the concept ‘Living Wage’ that is used in industry, can be applied in agriculture as well. Use of this concept may be useful to arrive at a calculationof ‘fair’ prices the agricultural producer should receive for his products.
Based on existing Living Wage definitions, an example is provided how the Living Wage has been calculated in India. Ideas are developed how to combine Living Wage and production costs in agriculture. The result is a combination of both an ethical approach and market prices that result from supply and demand. Use of the Living Wage concept in agriculture and rural development may result in a better understanding and more problem-oriented solutions at policy level.
Role Organisation
Network Organisation organisation details Fair Price and Fair Wages