Join Zaytoun and Greencity and their special guests from Palestine to celebrate 10 years since the World’s first ever Fairtrade Certified olive oil was created in their country.
Khader Khader (pictured) is a farmer and board member of the Palestine Fair Trade Association. He produces Fairtrade oil from his family’s olive groves and now makes a sustainable livelihood, but that hasn’t always been the case. He spent 10 years working in a plastics factory in Israel before turning to farming. During the evening he will explain why he became a Fairtrade farmer and the importance of Fairtrade in his community, as well as talking about daily life in Palestine.
The supper is part of Fairtrade Fortnight; a fantastic opportunity to highlight and commend the difference Fairtrade can make to lives and communities. At Greencity Wholefoods, sustainability, good working conditions and a fair supply chain are at the heart of our ethos; so we have been supporters of Fairtrade since 1984 with the first commercial distribution of Fairtrade coffee following a collaboration with Campaign Coffee Scotland.
Each ticket sold will also pay for a new olive tree. Zaytoun is one of the main contributors to the planting of trees through the Palestine Fair Trade Association “Trees for Life” programme. This provides olive and almond saplings to farmers, covering the majority of the cost of the new trees while the farmers pay a symbolic percentage as demonstration of their commitment to agriculture. For Zaytoun customers, the programme offers another opportunity to take positive action to support farmer livelihoods in Palestine. To find out more visit http://www.zaytoun.org/plant_a_tree.html
Date: Monday 4 March
Time: 19.00 - 22.00
Place: Civic House, 26 Civic Street, Glasgow, G4 9RH.