Farmers explain more about the benefits of Fairtrade.
"Olive trees for us is something sacred. We have inherited them from our ancestors and are looking after them for our children." What an honour to meet Manal Abdullah and Abu Rafat Odeh el Qadi at the University of Leeds on 26th February 2013, who added that some of their olive trees are up to 2000 years old! They work producing Fairtrade olive oil in Palestine through Zaytoun. www.zaytoun.org Through selling to Fairtrade, farmers have set up a 'trees for life' campaign. "We give trees to farmers most affected by the conflict so they can earn income" explained Abu. "Every $1 from a bottle of olive oil sold goes to this campaign."
Ireland Wood Primary praises DEC event
Pupils from across Yorkshire had a wonderful time at Yorkshire's Ready for Fairtrade event in January 2013. One school in attendance was Ireland Wood Primary School. To see their lovely photos and write up of the event, click here.
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Just Linking resource pack for Primary Schools , includes a film DVD and a CD with lesson plans for only £5
This handbook and DVD provide an essential guide for any school wanting to explore global issues through a UK link.
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The Positively Global materials are designed to help teach about globalisation and to add a more challenging dimension to cross-curricular work shared between linked schools.
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How has globalisation affected migration? Individuals, families, whole communities move in search of a better life. What drives them to it? Includes engaging and exciting murder mystery activity!
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Is globalisation good for the world's health? A doctor around the corner, well equipped hospitals in every city - but what is it like in the majority world?
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Fair Share Cookbook needs YOUR recipes
We're celebrating Yorkshire's Fairtrade Region status with this Cookbook!
Leeds DEC invites you to join in the fun and contribute your own tantalisingly tasty recipes celebrating Fairtrade products
Send your recipes to with a photo, and complete the following sentence: I support Fairtrade because………
Include your name, age and school and we’ll feature them in our Fair Share Cookbook