FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
On Friday, September 12, 2014, Fair Trade Guelph and Engineers without Borders from the University of Guelph co-host a talk by Chief Adam Tampuri, Chairman of the board of Fairtrade Africa.
Chief Adam Tampuri is the Chairman of the board of Fairtrade Africa, which represents Fairtrade certified producers across Africa. He also serves on the board of both Fairtrade Germany and the Fairtrade Foundation in the UK. In addition, he chairs the Fairtrade-certified Gbankuliso Cashew Farmers Association, which represents 800 cashew nut smallholders. He has been actively involved in the Fairtrade movement for many years. He will be presenting a talk at Planet Bean about Fair Trade at 7:00 pm at Planet Bean’s Wyndham St. location on Friday, September 12.
Fair Trade is an alternative way of trading and supporting producers in various countries that makes fairness the main principle of business. It seeks to ensure that farmers and artisans behind the products we enjoy (such as coffee, tea, bananas, clothing) are offered better remuneration for their work, as well as long term, meaningful trade relationships. For more information visit Fairtrade Canada http://fairtrade.ca/en.
“We are honoured to have the opportunity to host Chief Adam Tampuri,” says Sarah Martin, a founding member of Fair Trade Guelph. “This talk will help us to learn first-hand about Fairtrade from an eloquent speaker.”
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About Fair Trade Guelph
Fair Trade Guelph is a working group associated with Transition Guelph which is pursuing Fair Trade Town certification for the City of Guelph. Research into Fair Trade Town certification began in 2011 and in the spring of 2013 a group came together to more the project forward.
Since that time, the group has done a number of public events to promote Fairtrade, published a directory of local merchants offering Fairtrade products and won the official support of the City of Guelph for their efforts.
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