Sindyanna Visit to the UK: Fair Trade for Long Term Solutions

March 28, 2009

Sindyanna of Galilee is unique organisation based on co-operation between Palestinian and Jewish people, based on a mutual belief in equality and Palestinian right to self-determination. Sindyanna has a strong track record in providing women with equal chances and advancing the economic situation of Arab women within Israel. Sindyanna is a ray of hope in an area that suffers from war, occupation and fundamentalism. Founded in 1996, Sindyanna is a member of IFAT, the International Fair Trade Association. Sindyanna’s website can be visited here.

On Friday 3rd April Sindyana are giving a public talk at the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Peace House with refreshments from 5.30pm for a 6pm start. We also hope to have Tareq Bakri, Oxfam’s Middle East Programme Officer there to say a few words.

Hosted by Fellowship of Reconcilaition and Oxford’s Fair Trade Coalition, there is a suggested £5 donation toward to cost of hosting the event and refreshments.

Please email or call 01865 250 781 for more details. The event is being held at the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Peace House, 19 Paradise Street, Oxford, OX1 1LD.

Cadbury Dairy Milk to go Fairtrade

March 10, 2009

Cadbury Dairy Milk Goes FairtradeFairtrade Fortnight has just finished in the UK – and it’s been an eventful few weeks.

One of the biggest bits of news to come out was that Cadbury is switching it’s Dairy Milk range of Fairtrade Certified chocolate by the end of the year – tripling the sales of Fairtrade Certified cocoa from Ghana.

The switch – fantastic news for the Farmers who benefit – was bound to re-ignite discussions over whether big-brands using the Fairtrade mark strengthens or weakens the Fairtrade system. Ready for that debate – The Fairtrade Foundation and Cadbury have been running a blog to host discussions and share updates as Cadbury move towards fully certified Fairtrade Dairy Milk chocolate by Autumn 2009.

Check out the debate on the blog over here…

Fairtrade Debate on Brookes TV

March 9, 2009

Brookes TV FairtradeThe team from Brookes TV were at The Great Trade debate during Fairtrade Fortnight.

You can find some of the footage they captured and get a flavour of the debate their latest Episode.

Take a look – The Fairtrade Debate is around 17 minutes into the video.