Colombian plantation worker to give speech in Brent about Fairtrade
PUBLISHED: 14:56 25 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:21 25 February 2014
A plantation worker from South American will talk about how fairly traded products help the less privileged to commemorate a special event in Brent.
Alexis Martinez Palacios, who works on a banana plantation in Colombia is set to deliver his speech at the civic centre on March 3 to commemorate Fairtrade (FT) Fortnight which started on Monday and runs until March 9.
Mr Palacios will explore he’s experiences at the FT certified agricultural plot he works on -which sets a minimum price for its export sales and a premium which is invested into community development.
Councillor Roxanne Mashari, lead member for environment and neighbourhoods, said: “I would like to warmly welcome Alexis to Brent. We are proud to be a Fairtrade borough and support the movement.
“I hope as many residents as possible will attend to hear his inspiring message and find out what they can do to promote a fairer world trade system and higher living standards for producers in developing countries.”
The event, organised by Brent Fairtrade Network, will also feature a short film and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
For more information email email@example.com or follow the Brent network on Twitter @BrentFairtrade or Facebook: facebook.com/BrentFairtradeNetwork.
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