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Fairtrade Fortnight 2016

Posted by on 20 March 2016 at 9:52 pm

Fairtrade Fortnight has given us the opportunity to celebrate the difference that Fairtrade products can make for people’s lives. The theme for Fairtrade Fortnight this year was ‘Sit Down for Breakfast, Stand up for Farmers’,

Fairtrade food stall

On Saturday 5th March, Global Justice Leicester and the Knighton Justice Group had a joint stall on Uppingham Rd, Leicester. It was great to chat to passers-by. We are very grateful to the Co-op and Marks and Spencers who gave us examples of Fairtrade Products for the stall. We were able to give out samples for people to try.

Then, on Wednesday 9th March, Mohammed Hamada, an olive farmer, shared his experience of fair trade in Palestine.

Palestinian Olive Farmer

This was a fantastic evening and Mohammed spoke movingly about the difference that selling Fairtrade Olive Oil had made to his family and farmers throughout Palestine. Read more about Mohammed’s story. You can buy his olive oil from Zaytoun.

 

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