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