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Fairtrade Director Harriet Lamb
Fairtrade Director Harriet Lamb
Harriet Lamb with a Fairtrade worker
Harriet Lamb with a Fairtrade worker

Internal News - 25 February 2008

International activist to explain how Fairtrade vision is becoming a reality

Harriet Lamb, Director of the Fairtrade Foundation, will speak on the global impact of Fairtrade as part of Fairtrade fortnight (9.15-10.10am, Wednesday 27 February, University of Bath, lecture theatre 6E 2.1).

As an international activist, Harriet Lamb will give an insider’s account of how Fairtrade has transformed the lives of over seven million farmers, workers and their dependants.

She will also discuss how daring campaigns have placed Fairtrade goods such as bananas, coffee beans, cotton and footballs on our supermarket shelves, forcing retailing giants to change their policies.

“Millions of farmers and workers are walking the delicate tightrope of international trade,” said Harriet Lamb, Executive Director of the Fairtrade Foundation.

“When market prices wobble they risk falling into devastating poverty. Fairtrade offers them stability, so they have the confidence to look ahead and move towards a better future.”

The talk will be hosted by the University’s Department of Economics & International Development and the One World Society, the student group that is currently campaigning for Fairtrade status for the University of Bath.

The University is one step closer to attaining the status after being recognised with a Fairtrade award in December last year. The Fresh grocery store on campus was awarded the prestigious Robert Wiseman Dairies ‘Neighbourhood Shop of the Year’ Award recognising excellence in the convenience retail sector.

The talk is open to all students and staff at the University on a first come, first served basis.