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Past Event

Is my consumption keeping others in poverty? Fairtrade Fortnight panel discussion

9 March 2016 16:00–17:30

Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road,
University of Sussex,
East Sussex,
BN1 9RE

The seminar has been organised by IDS students and aims to provide participants with an opportunity to think reflectively of our daily consumption and unpack the stories behind it. In particular, this seminar will focus on the “fairness” of the trade system and process.

Speakers

Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research, Fairtrade Foundation

Tim Aldred has been Head of Policy & Research at the Fairtrade Foundation since 2013. He began his work in the international development sector in Afghanistan in the late 1990s. Prior to working at Fairtrade, Tim worked as Head of Humanitarian Response at CAFOD and as Head of Advocacy at Progressio.

Peter Luetchford, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Sussex

Dr Luetchford carried out fieldwork on coffee and cooperatives in rural Costa Rica and he received his PhD in Social Anthropology in 2003. Peter held the Leach/Royal Anthropological Institute research fellowship in 2004-5, which led to a monograph on Fair Trade and coffee in Costa Rica.

Facilitated by Jodie Thorpe, IDS Fellow, Business and Development Centre at IDS.

Refreshments

Some Fairtrade snacks and drinks will be on offer.

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