The 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. ISBN 1 870727 649. Price £4.50
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