World Fair Trade Day in Bolivia

Oxford Fair Trade Coalition’s Judith Condor-Vidal is spending this year in Bolivia. She has just sent an update on how they are celebrating World Fair Trade Day.

Bolivia initiated celebrations for World Fair Trade Day on May 10 with a workshop involving producers from around the country in the Ministry of Productive Development in La Paz. The workshop took as its title ‘Fair Trade in Bolivia: Another Economy is Possible’. It brought together 75 people from some 50 fair trade organisations.

The meeting was hosted by the vice minister responsible for domestic and foreign trade, Huascar Ajata, who told those present of the initiatives being taken by the Bolivian authorities to promote alternative forms of production and commerce.

Producers included representatives from the chocolate, coffee, nut, quinua, handicraft and ceramics,textiles sectors. Those present included members of FLO, WFTO, and Economia Solidaria Movement.
More events are planned for TOMORROW.

Judith Condor-Vidal

Director

Trading for Development

www.tradingfordevelopment.co.uk

 

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