The City of London Fairtrade group have organised some really exciting events for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight. See details below, and get involved!
From the Silver Mines: Photography Exhibition
23 February – 8 March 2015
Vestibule, St Mary-le-Bow Church, EC2V 6AU
Selected portraits from photographer Sean Hawkey’s incredible exploration of the Faitrade certified Sotrami mine in Peru. These special photographs are honour 150 year old photography methods which used silver to react to light to create an image.
Using a large-format camera and wet plate collodion technique from 1851, Mr Hawkey to produced tintype images using silver from the mine. The images captured by his camera are direct from the source, documenting Peruvian miners who have spent their lives extracting silver from the earth.
These photos are being displayed with kind permission from the Fairtrade Foundation and Sean Hawkey, and have been featured in the New York Times Magazine, and BBC News Online.
Friday 27th February from 11am-3pm
Market at One New Change, Cheapside EC4M 9AF
The City of London Fairtrade Group is delighted to announce that for the first time, the popular artisan food markets at One New Change will host 3 vendors specialising in Fairtrade certified products. Stop by on Friday 27th February from 1am-3pm and shop from these three incredible companies:
Zaytoun, producers of organic olive oil, olives, dates and more from Palestine. This non-profit company supports marginalised farming communities and make the world’s first Fairtrade olive oil.
Liberation, the UK’s only farmer-owned, Fairtrade nut company. Their nuts are bought from co-operatives of small scale farmers in Africa, Asia and South America.
Divine Chocolate, the only Fairtrade chocolate company which is 45% owned by cocoa farmers.
JustShare panel discussion
‘Feeding the world: is agribusiness the solution?’
Wednesday 4th March 2015
6:30pm at St Mary-le-Bow Church
For Fairtrade Fortnight 2015, JustShare are hosting a discussion on the models of food production we should be considering and how we can encourage our governments to support small-scale, local farmers alongside multinational corporations to feed a growing global society.
Global Justice Now (formerly World Development Movement), will be presenting findings from their research document “From the roots up: How agro-ecology can feed Africa” discussing how the “one size fits all” industrial model of agribusiness is being pursued at the expense of small-scale, local farmers, followed by a response from the Fairtrade Foundation.
Ian Fitzpatrick, Food sovereignty researcher at Global Justice Now and author of the report “From the roots up: How agro-ecology can feed Africa”
Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation
Chaired by Polly Jones, Chair of Trade Justice Movement and Head of Campaigns and Policy at Global Justice Now