Dr Alastair Michael Smith's work focuses on a broad range of issues including international trade and livelihoods. Previously a Research Fellow at the School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University, UK, Alastair currently works as an independent consultant based in Colombia, and as a Research Associate for the Global Drug Policy Observatory, Swansea University UK. Alastair is also the Founding Director of Fairness UK, an international knowledge exchange network focused on trade justice, and a member of the Board of Directors at Fair Trade Wales. He tweets @SmithAlastairM.
Published in: openDemocracyUKUK ‘Fairtrade’ Universities miss the point: Of both fair trade alternatives and the real function of universities
Fairtrade Universities focus too much on consumption and not enough on what universities are for: ideas.
Published in: HomeCan buying 'freely traded' coffee be socially just?
As the rise in Colombia's mimimum wage impacts the country's coffee producers, how can consumers support socially...
Published in: openEconomyFair Trade and 'The Economist's Critique'
As Fairtrade Fortnight commences it is important to demystify the economic arguments surrounding fair trade. Is it...