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Malawian Visitors for Fairtrade Fortnight

Monday February 26 2018

Fairtrade bananas being sorted

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 launched today (February 26) with the theme ‘Come On In’.

The theme has been chosen to encourage campaigners to invite more people into the Fairtrade movement, from simply inviting friends and family over for Fairtrade tea or coffee to raising awareness of the impact Fairtrade can have on producers’ lives.

In Scotland, the Scottish Fair Trade Forum is hosting Bernard Kaunda (Acting Chief Executive) and Christopher Gondwe (Quality and Processing Executive) from Mzuzu Coffee in Malawi. Mzuzu is a coffee planters cooperative union who champion economic empowerment of their smallholder coffee growers.

Bernard and Christopher will be appearing at Edinburgh’s One World Shop, at St John’s Church on Princes Street, tomorrow (February 27) and a series of other events across the Scotland. Visit the Fair Trade Forum website for a list of events.

The Forum also has a list of resources and suggestions on how to get involved in the fortnight, including a focus on lesser-known fairtrade products such as cotton and footballs.

Fairtrade Fortnight began in Scotland in 1997, launched at Augustine United Church on February 12 by Lady Marion Fraser breaking a bar of Fairtrade chocolate. The event spread to the rest of the UK the following year, and has since spread to several other countries including Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Scottish Fair Trade Forum

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