8th March 2017

SFF Fairtrade Fortnight Newsletter


Scotland: A Fair Trade Nation Once More


Dr Alasdair Allan, the Scottish Minister for International Development and Europe has announced that Scotland’s Fair Trade Nation status has been renewed.


The status was first gained in 2013, and the reassessment confirms the progress Scotland has made in its commitment to supporting and purchasing Fair Trade over the past four years.


Martin Rhodes, Director of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum said:

"Having Scotland’s Fair Trade Nation status affirmed once more shows that Fair Trade campaigners across Scotland have continued to work tirelessly to consolidate on past achievements and make further progress towards ensuring support for Fairtrade continues to grow."


Read about the progress Scotland has made over the last four years here <http://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=39b7edf9f1&e=e0dcc527ce> . <http://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=b68ab2e09d&e=e0dcc527ce>


Congratulations to all the individuals and organisations who have worked to further embed the values of Fair Trade across Scottish society.





The anncouncement was made on Wednesday 1 March at Stenhouse Primary School with our visiting producer, Bijumon Kurian.




Fairtrade Fortnight underway

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Fairtrade Fortnight is well underway, and SFTF has been pleased to be able to support visits from producers Bijumon Kurian <http://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=decac00a94&e=e0dcc527ce> and Lousi Albadawi <http://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=8f7e13cb1c&e=e0dcc527ce> . Bijumon cooked up some flavours of Southern India using his range of Fairtrade herbs and spices and this week Lousi will be speaking at a number of events across the UK.


There are still four days of Fairtrade Fortnight to go, and our calendar has details of upcoming events. Check it out here <http://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=7405e9e7e8&e=e0dcc527ce> , and keep an eye out for our full FT14 round-up newsletter.



Ask your MSPs and MP to support Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation




Colin Smyth MSP and Patrick Grady MP have tabled motions in the Scottish <http://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=5ac92867ab&e=e0dcc527ce> and UK Parliament <http://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=ecf4cbc235&e=e0dcc527ce> (respectively) this Fairtrade Fortnight which acknowledge the progress Scotland has made over the last four years to remain a Fair Trade Nation.


As a Fair Trade supporter, we ask you to:


* Ask your MSPs to sign to the Members' Motion, <http://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=18bf781c54&e=e0dcc527ce> logded by Colin Smyth in the Scottish Parliament, and

* Ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion, <http://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=ad107f29d0&e=e0dcc527ce> lodged by Patrick Grady in Westminster.



Find out who your MSP is here <http://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=bc8f29ba8a&e=e0dcc527ce> or MP here. <http://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=ec9e27fcf5&e=e0dcc527ce>




Win a Holiday to Malawi this Fairtrade Fortnight!



<https://gallery.mailchimp.com/8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00/_compresseds/af52210f-1fd1-43c1-8125-fbd89a89431d.jpg> The Scotland Malawi Partnership is giving you the chance to win a holiday to Malawi! The competition will run until 19 March so why not use Fairtrade Fortnight to raise awareness of the huge range of Fair Trade Malawian products available. For more information go to our website <http://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=485eb85d18&e=e0dcc527ce> or visit the Scotland Malawi Partnership website <http://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=54ffd2ed32&e=e0dcc527ce> .

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