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Go Further' this Fairtrade Fortnight

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Published: 18/02/2013

We are working with the Bristol Fairtrade Network and Bristol Link with Nicaragua to welcome Fairtrade producer Agueda Ordenana who will visit schools and various community events in South Gloucestershire and Bristol during the fortnight. Agueda will share her experiences of how being a Fairtrade producer has had a positive impact on her life and community.

She will also be at a free beekeeping and Fairtrade event on Sunday 3 March at Iron Acton Parish Hall, from 2pm to 4pm. Agueda, plus speakers from Bees for Development and Avon & South Glos Beekeepers will discuss subjects such as what it is like to be a beekeeper in Nicaragua and how important it is to protect bees.

Agueda will also talk to pupils when she pays a visit to Christchurch Junior School in Downend, Pucklechurch Primary School, Castle School in Thornbury and Kings Oak Academy in Kingswood. Students attending the University of the West of England and South Gloucestershire & Stroud College are also due to meet her.

Other Fairtrade events in South Gloucestershire over the fortnight include:

Thursday 21 February – Agueda will be visiting the Fairtrade shop at Pendenis Evangelical Church in Downend at 11am and 2pm, where she will be talking about her life as a Fairtrade honey producer in Nicaragua.

Monday 25 February – Agueda will be visiting the Bristol and Bath Science Park in Emersons Green, where she will be chatting to people about her experiences during lunch.

Thornbury Farmers’ Market will also have a special Traidcraft stall selling Fairtrade products on Thursday 7 March, while on Friday 8 March Bristol’s Colston Hall plays host to the first ever regional Fairtrade Business Awards, presented by chef and entrepreneur Levi Roots.

Lydia Nash, Fair Trade Co-ordinator at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “Fairtrade Fortnight offers us a great opportunity to find out more about how the Fairtrade mark guarantees a fair deal for producers in developing countries. We are very pleased that Agueda Ordenana will be here in South Gloucestershire to give us a first hand account of her experience of beekeeping and producing honey in Nicaragua.

“Why not go further for Fairtrade this year by attending one of the events in South Gloucestershire, such as the free beekeeping and Fairtrade event in Iron Acton, and discover more about Fairtrade honey and the impact that it has had on Agueda’s community.”

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