As Lebanon becomes the 64th producer country on the Fairtrade map, the Fairtrade mark gives much needed export opportunties to a grape owners cooperative with 250 members.
Let us know if you would like to see Fairtrade Lebanon products at The Fair Traders Cooperative.
We have joined Linda McAvan’s (MEP and founder and Chair of the European Parliament Fair Trade Group) Fairtrade Fortnight campaign to highlight consumer products which carry the Fairtrade mark but perhaps do not immediately come to mind when asked to name a Fairtrade product. Fairtrade Gold was awarded the accreditation just over a year ago, and here we catch up on ’Fairtrade Gold – 1 year on’.
We love this quote from Nelson Mandela, published by Oxford Fair Trade. The quote is from 2004, but the sentiments are just as relevant today and indeed Mandela refers to ‘taking steps to build a more fair economy’, which is right on message for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight.
During Fairtrade Fortnight (27th Feb – 11th March 2012 ) the theme of which this year is Take A Step, The Fairtraders Cooperative will be rounding up all the best blogs and news stories and bringing them to you via our WordPress blog.
The first is a big thumbs up for George Adam, Scottish MP, who led a Fairtrade debate in the Scottish parliament