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Rutland Fairtrade Forum to host webinar for Fairtrade Fortnight 2021




A webinar is set to be held to mark Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 and educate people about the movement.

The webinar, organised by the Rutland Fairtrade Forum, will feature Caroline Collins from the Fairtrade Foundation and Emma Brown, founder of the Rutland business Land Girls, which works with female coffee growers in South America and Indonesia.

Caroline will explain why climate change was chosen as the theme for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight while Emma will discuss why it’s important to choose Fairtrade producers when selecting suppliers.

Esther Koskei, chairman for Kabng'etuny Women in Coffee Association in Kenya, on a visit to Oakham during a previous Fairtrade Fortnight
Esther Koskei, chairman for Kabng'etuny Women in Coffee Association in Kenya, on a visit to Oakham during a previous Fairtrade Fortnight

David Lewis, chairman of the forum, said: “Like Fairtrade supporters across the country, the Rutland Fairtrade Forum is having to move its activities online this year, but we hope people will continue to support Fairtrade, as part of the ongoing effort to protect people and the planet.”

Details on the webinar, which will taker place on Tuesday at 7pm, can be found by visiting: https://rutlandfairtrade.wordpress.com.



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