Beyond Fair Trade

Stage

The transition towards fairer coffee and cocoa trade

The Science Shop looks for a master student who likes to do an action research for his/her master thesis and/or internship in the Netherlands, Kenya and/or Ghana. The student will become part of a group working on this Science Shop project.

Africa In Motion

Africa In Motion (AIM) is a foundation, which unites African Diaspora in the Netherlands with the aim of enhancing socio-economic emancipation of Africa. AIM recognizes the ambition of African Diaspora to fulfil their dreams in their home countries, and AIM acknowledges the situated knowledge and expertise African Diaspora have about home and host country. In practice AIM functions as a broker to connect African Diaspora in the Netherlands with African and Dutch social entrepreneurs.

Community based research

Little is known about the role of brokers, in particular of self-organisations of Diaspora groups such as Africa In Motion, in supporting transnational social entrepreneurship. AIM wants to support African Diaspora and return migrants in the coffee and cocoa sector who want to move beyond Fair Trade to ensure more value creation in the African coffee and cocoa producing countries. AIM asked the Science Shop to do research on the enabling environment to support this transition towards fairer coffee and cocoa trade.