Fairtrade Fortnight

My Fairtrade Fortnight Pack arrived earlier in the month, and the event starts on Monday.

The focus this year includes coffee (previously we've followed the story of Foncho the Banana farmer, or Tayna exploring cocoa production)

From the Fairtrade website:
Have you spotted Caf├ęDirect on the supermarket shelves recently? They have a great new look but the Fairtrade coffee inside is just as good as it’s always been. And that’s not all! At the end of last year, Emily in our Media team spoke to Caf├ęDirect about their fantastic INSPIRE programme in Peru.
They’ve created three farmer training centres called ‘Centres of Excellence’ built to share the best coffee knowledge and practices with the local farmers. This means your cup of coffee is always the best quality it can be.
The INSPIRE programme is also addressing the problem of an ageing farming population by passing knowledge on to the next generation. They're focusing on supporting more women to become coffee farmers too.

Watch this 360 degree video with a VR headset for the full effect...

Samuel's Fairtrade Story from Fairtrade Schools on Vimeo.

‘Samuel’s Fairtrade Story’ is a short film about the life of Samuel Maina, a Fairtrade coffee farmer in the Kangema district of Kenya. Samuel shows us around his farm and talks about his life. ‘Samuel’s Fairtrade Story’ has been filmed using a 360-degree camera and can be viewed using virtual reality goggles to really get a feel for life on Samuel’s farm. You can also watch the film on an interactive whiteboard, tablet or computer and explore the scene by using the cursor to scroll left and right, up and down.