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The Coffee Chain Game

Coffee chain game 

Coffee companies make huge profits, while the farmers who grow the coffee beans make barely enough to live on. The Coffee Chain Game is a role-play activity that helps participants explore why the money made from coffee is so unevenly distributed. The activity takes between 30-50 minutes to play and can involve 10 – 20 participants.  The resource pack includes:
•    up-to-date facts and figures based on recent research and fieldwork
•    recommendations for action by governments, coffee companies, and consumers
•    an introductory activity
•    case studies of people in Uganda, with background information
•    information on fair trade.
This is an excellent resource for botanic gardens and could be used as part of a teacher-training programme.

Oxfam (2005), The Coffee Chain Game: An activity on trade for ages 13 and above.   BEBC, PO Box 1496, Parkstone, Dorset BH12 3YD, UK.  Tel: +44 (0) 1202 712933
Fax: +44 (0) 1202 712930.  Email:  ISBN 1 870727 649. Price £4.50

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