Reviews of local Fairtrade Devon events and activities from recent years. 

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For Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 we are planning a series of online events.

Fairtrade Coffee Mornings

Tuesday 16th February 10:30am in Sidmouth with Wendy Spratling ... further details

https://zoom.us/j/98651678998?pwd=Zm1Udk1CRlBnY0dwZ3pBVWQ5VUtqZz09

Thursday 18th February 10:30am in Totnes with Wendy Hartley ... further details

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83230704720?pwd=ZU1RdTFueTFOV2NUc1MwZ2ltRHI4dz09

Friday 19th February 10:30am at St James, Exeter with Charlotte Payne ... further details

https://zoom.us/j/98719167628?pwd=WlR2OUx5V1pTdWdDdmJMelUyV1JYZz09

Monday 22nd February 11am in Brixham with Rosemary Clarke ... further details

https://zoom.us/j/92774986723?pwd=WS9uWGZJcFp4VkxFMEh1V3pyQ3g3dz09

Saturday 27th February 10:30am in Wiltshire with Steve Oldreive ... further details

Meeting ID: 820 2782 9956 Passcode: 942875

Saturday 27th February 11:00am in Exeter with Amal Gushain ... further details

Register to receive Zoom link https://exetervirtualcoffeemorning.eventbrite.co.uk

Saturday 27th February 6:30pm in Okehampton with Cynthia Higbee ... further details

https://zoom.us/j/97135352606?pwd=YTl6MW0xQXA1M0dyTkszM0xESlNLQT09

Monday 1st March 4pm in Great Torrrington with Naomi Alexander ... further details

https://zoom.us/j/93708251540?pwd=RVlXM09FNysxWTRyeXpHNTlBaks5Zz09

Wednesday 3rd March 11am in Plymouth with Sheila Evans... further details

https://zoom.us/j/91905305444?pwd=RkNpNEJ4Zk5MUnBnZG9Zd3BtbXp6QT09

Friday 5th March 11am in Portishead with Rosie Thayer ... further details

https://zoom.us/j/95455820296?pwd=OVB0M1AxQ1hIYmk0Wis3djZoQks2dz09

Saturday 6th March 11am in Pill, North Somerset with Sue Tuckwell ... poster ... further details

https://zoom.us/j/2309258851?pwd=L1VlbDBoSU1zeDNpMmgzYjFQdUlBQT09

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Thursday 4th March 6pm to 7:15pm Celebrating Fairtrade in the Caribbean.

Fairtrade Devon Interns will talk about Fairtrade in Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

https://zoom.us/j/97754307408?pwd=b3VjUk5ySGk0RmlBTkE2aGJZTEoxUT09

Tuesday 9th March 6pm to 7:15pm Bananas, St Vincent and Fairtrade

Alison Derrick will talk about the Schools Conferences and invite you to have a go at some of the activities she runs … try the banana quiz, explore the maths challenge and create a banana timeline.

https://zoom.us/j/97424423562?pwd=Z2NGTUpYWEFFUWh5QlQxbmYvU0dSUT09

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Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival for Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 - for a range of online events.

Chose the World You Want -  a series of events for Fairtrade Fortnight organised by  the Fairtrade Foundation

There were two Free Training Teachers’ Workshops in January and February. Fairtrade Schools Conferences will be run during the Fortnight - email ddd@globalcentredevo.org.uk  for details

Resources are available for use by Primary Schools.

For Fairtrade Fortnight 2020, Fairtrade Devon were pleased to welcome Sarah Ahemah and Ernest Boateng from Kuapa Kokoo Cooperative in Ghana.

Sarah and Ernest  took part in several Schools Conferences and community events throughout devon during their stay.

Resources are available to download from the Fairtrade Devon page together with a brief report on the events and activities.

Read more ...For Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 we invited Veronica Browne and Simeon Greene, Fairtrade banana farmers from St Vincent in The Caribbean.

"It was really interesting listening to the experiences of people who farm in other parts of the world"

We held six Primary School Conferences across the county. Here are some photographs of the events at which they spoke about their lives and work and some comments from the pupils and teachers they met.  

  • "The children learnt lots about Fairtrade. Really highlighted what it's all about"

  • "180 banana grow on a plant at once! Wow"

  • "Brilliant listening to the real growers - I will always look for the Fairtrade badge"

  • "It made me wonder about all the other food we eat"

  • "Before I didn't know what Fairtrade was, I thought it was just a sticker on bananas - now I feel I know about it"

  • "I really enjoyed listening to Veronica and Simeon, it made me think about things I hadn't thought of before"

  • "Farmers work really hard on banana farms"

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Download some images from Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 here.

Read more ...Fairtrade Fortnight kicked off last week with a variety of exciting events being held across Devon. We are very pleased to be joined by Paul Tiony, a Fairtrade tea producer from Kenya, who has been travelling to towns all around the county and sharing his insights and experiences of heading the Sireet Outgrowers Empowerment & Producers Company (OEP).

Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 Programme

Read more ...Oscar Ponce, chair of Co-operativa Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa Ltd in Pangoa Town, Peru which grows coffee for Cafédirect and is Devon's guest for Fairtrade Fortnight 2013. This visit is sponsored by The Co-operative.

Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa (Pangoa) is a Fair Trade and organic-certified coffee cooperative located in San Martín de Pangoa, Peru. Pangoa's 207 active members are smallholder farmers who cultivate shade-grown coffee on the slopes rising from the lowland jungle to the highlands in the region of Junín.

Fairtrade Fortnight events run from Monday 25th February 2013 to Tuesday 12 March 2013. The list below will be updated as details are confirmed. There may be more events happening in your town.

It was the largest event yet hosted by Exeter Community Centre and the Global Centre. Over 60 people attended the South West Fairtrade Day in September. The Day was an opportunity to share the successes of Fairtrade across the South West, share good practice, explore some of the challenges and look ahead with renewed enthusiasm and passion to further promoting Fairtrade across the region.