Beyond Fair Trade by Mark Pendergast

<i>Beyond Fair Trade</i> by Mark Pendergast
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The Akha Hill Tribe of Thailand has a long, tumultuous history. Politics, economics, violence, prejudice, and deforestation consistently worked against the Akha's desire to move away from their dependency on opium production and create a stable future for their children. That all changed in 2006 when prominent businessman John Darch met entrepreneur Wicha Promyong. Their meeting resulted in the establishment of an equal partnership business venture that goes beyond Fair Trade: the Doi Chaang Coffee Company. Beyond Fair Trade tells the story of the growth of this unique partnership, its successes and challenges, and the people behind it. Mark Pendergrast is an independent scholar and author of Uncommon Ground, For God, Country & Coca-Cola, and Inside the Outbreaks, among other books. He lives in Colchester, Vermont, and can be reached through his website at