(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Is bigger better? the small farm imaginary and fair trade banana production in the Dominican Republic

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TRAUGER A. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, University of Georgia, Athens, GRECE


Through a global ethnography of the organic and Fair Trade banana supply chain in the Dominican Republic, this research reveals how Fair Trade as a “spatial fix” for capital and a “small farm imaginary” work to marginalize a particular class of workers. It also reveals the unseen sociality of Fair Trade standards in the systemic and structural assumptions in the small farm production model that Fair Trade promotes. The study finds that smallhold workers are essential to sustaining the market for Fair Trade bananas in a form of functional dualism between smallholders and plantations. In a counterintuitive outcome of the workings of Fair Trade, workers might be better off in the medium-scale plantation model unique to the Dominican Republic


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 104, no5 [pp. 1082-1100]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 1 tabl., 1 carte




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00045608.2014.923720

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