This paper aims to discuss Fair Trade as an alternative economic model, that aims to help producers in developing countries to make better trading conditions and promote sustainability, enforceable in economic and social contexts other than its traditional scope. The paper analyzes the critical issues facing developing countries in their participation in international trade. It then describes the key elements of the Fair Trade and its main impact. Finally the working principles of Fair Trade which could be properly implemented in domestic food systems of developed countries are underlined.
Keywords: Fair Trade, International trade, Developing countries, Fairness, Sustainable development, Food systems