During our Fairtrade Fortnight celebrations we have a short session of guest speakers to review and challenge the concept of global and fair trade.
Fairtrade tea and cake reception
Short film screening of ‘Fairtrade Matters’
An evocative and thought provoking short film from the Fairtrade Foundation, offers a glimpse into the lives of just two of the farmers and workers at the heart of Fairtrade. Watch the trailer here https://vimeo.com/118723466
Guest speaker from the Fairtrade Foundation
How Fairtrade benefits farmers and producers, and the parallels of non-Fairtrade tea plantations. Questions and answers.
Dr Karen Treasure, Associate Lecturer, International Relations: 'The institutionalised and embedded unfairness of global trade: A tale of vast inequality and the political unpopularity of confronting it'
Fairtrade is making progress to improve the terms of trade for some international producers in a global market which seriously disadvantages small-scale farmers. Karen will explore the history behind the institutionalised regulation of access to profitable markets for small-scale producers in the developing world, discuss how the exploitation of such producers has become embedded in Western societies, and consider possible modes to achieve fairer trading conditions.All welcome. Please register your interest via the above link.