Lorraine Cookson FAB Chair has been visiting the City of Leipzig, who are moving towards becoming a “Fairtrade City”. Lorraine is there to help develop links between the two cities and find ways we might work together to benefit communities and deliver on sustainability.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
Birmingham has been a Fairtrade City since 2005.
It has chosen to add its voice to demands for a trade system that puts people, not profit, at the heart of the transaction.
Fairtrade products are now available from over 200 retail and catering outlets across our city and are used by a large number of local work places and community organisations.
Our next FAB meeting will be at 5.30 at the Council House on Tuesday 23rd September. At the meeting we will set meetings until the end of the year and into the new year. We want to consider alternative venues, returning to City Council offices Quarterly with regular meetings at Birmingham City Council offices at Lancaster circus. […]