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Fairtrade Fortnight

21 February 2013
by Sue Briggs

Fairtrade campaignersFairtrade supporters in the Dover and Deal area will be campaigning from Sunday at  schools, businesses, coffee mornings and lunches to kick-start this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight.
There will also be a chance to take part in a meeting with Henry Matenda from Kasinthula Sugar Cane Growers’ Association in Malawi, south east Africa.
Pam Brivio, secretary of Dover Fairtrade Town Network, said: “These Meet the Producer events are a wonderful opportunity to hear about the lives of producers and the difference that Fairtrade makes to their communities.”
Fairtrade Fortnight continues until March 10 and, following on from 2012’s Take a Step theme, the slogan for this year is Go Further for Fairtrade in 2013.
Mrs Brivio added: “Part of what this means is broadening out from a focus on our own consumer choices to the larger picture - the injustices of the world food system and the need to help more small farmers in developing countries to enjoy the benefits of Fairtrade."

* For full details of events in Dover and Deal see the Mercury, Thursday, February 21.

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