Malawian coffee experts launch Fairtrade Fortnight

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Fairtrade Fortnight takes place from 26 February to 11 March 

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27th February 2018 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Two Malawian coffee growers will help celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and to further fairtrade links to Scotland.

Mzuzu Coffee is a coffee planters cooperative which champions empowerment of their smallholder coffee growers producing coffee for coffee drinkers in Scotland and across the globe.

The Scottish Fairtrade Forum, the national network organisation for fair trade campaigners and businesses will be hosting Bernard Kaunda, acting chief executive of Mzuzu and Christopher Gondwe, quality and processing executive.

They will both be bringing lots of knowledge and stories to share of the benefits of fairtrade.

Fairtrade Fortnight takes place from 26 February to 11 March. Throughout this time, the Scottish Fairtrade Forum will be working with Bernard and Christopher to raise awareness of Fairtrade through events across Scotland including in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Stirling and Perth and to further Malawian links to Scotland.

These events will involve different sectors of Scottish society including schools, universities, businesses, campaign organisations and local fairtrade groups.

You can check the Scottish Fairtrade Forum’s events calendar on its website for events taking place near you to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight. Bernard and Christopher will be present at numerous events.

Bernard Kaunda said: “We are here to bring the message that fairtrade is about more than the price and cost of products. We want to tell Scotland about the values of fairtrade and the positive impact it has on farmers and we are happy to further forge he links between Malawi and Scotland.”

Martin Rhodes, director of the Scottish Fairtrade Forum, said: “In Scotland, we continue to develop our Fairtrade links with the world – it is a huge privilege to welcome our visitors from Malawi this Fairtrade Fortnight to celebrate and strengthen our fairtrade links.”

The theme of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight is “come on in”. The campaign encourages people to use the fortnight to reflect on the impact that exploitation has on farmers’ lives and to inspire others to learn more about fairtrade.