In a final push towards establishing Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation, the Scottish Fair Trade Forum is to receive funding to increase the number of Fairtrade towns and take on the next phase of the Fair Trade Nation campaign.
Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop announced the further funding for the Scottish Fair Trade Forum while attending a Fairtrade event held at Edinburgh University.
Ms Hyslop will also meet Norma Gadea Paiva, a Fairtrade coffee farmer from Nicaragua, who is talking at events across the Central Belt and western Highlands about her experiences of fair trade.
The event will form part of the celebrations for Fairtrade Fortnight
The theme for Fairtrade Fortnight 2012 is ‘Take A Step’. The UK body, the Fairtrade Foundation, want everyone to take a step for fair trade to bring a brighter future to farming communities in the developing world.
Peterhead did its bit for Fair Trade Fortnight with a series of events across the two weeks promoting a number of Fair Trade products.