Fairtrade Under Fire

6:30pm, March 2nd, 2017

Zaytoun in partnership with Think Global who promote education for a fairer world, bring Fairtrade Palestinian farmer Bassema Barahmeh, and Canaan Fair Trade marketing assistant Lamis Zamzam, to Brighton to talk about Fairtrade under Fire. They will be accompanied by cooperatives expert Veena Nabar.  Bassema is an olive farmer, maftoul producer and co-ordinator of the women’s cooperative in the village of Anza, where farming families rely on the livelihood offered by fairly trading their produce, in the face of severe economic and cultural restrictions imposed by the Israeil occupation.  Click here for more information.

Veena Nabar works with the Ellon Hinengo cooperative of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Watch her interview with the coconut farmers from the islands here.

Zaytoun is an award-winning social enterprise founded with a mission to develop the UK market for fairly traded Palestinian produce as a means to support farmers’ livelihoods and offer a voice to those enduring the isolation of the Israeli occupation. Watch an interview with founders Heather Masoud, Taysir Arbasi and Atif Choudhury here.  Zaytoun products and tastings will be available on the night, as well as light refreshments created by a local Palestinian cook