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Fair Trade Fortnight 2007

The theme for this year's national Fairtrade Fortnight is "Change Today, Choose Fairtrade".

The Dyfi Valley is now one of 15 towns/Zones and 6 counties in Wales with Fairtrade status, and the Welsh Assembly is backing the campaign to make Wales a Fairtrade Country.

A new Dyfi Valley Fairtrade Guide is being launched, in cooperation with New Consumer magazine, to give information to residents and visitors on where to get fair trade goods through local businesses and on the link between fair trade and buying local produce.

These are the local activities during the fortnight:

Wednesdays 28 Feb & Mar 7

Fair trade stall Machynlleth market: Launch of new FAIRTRADE GUIDE for the Dyfi Valley

Saturday 3 March, 7.30 pm

Fairtrade Buffet and Cabaret in the Pizzeria at the Wynnstay Arms. Buffet featuring fairtrade, local and vegetarian food; Cabaret with John, Brass Monkey, Otto Freudenthal, David Thorpe and others. Tickets in advance from Fabrics Shop Machynlleth.
£10 with food and cabaret, £2.50 without food - limited space so early booking recommended

Wednesday 7 March

Coop Fairtrade event, Institwt Tywyn

Wider developments

My Fairtrade and Fairtrade on Film!

The The Fairtrade Foundation has a brand new website where we want to capture all your thoughts and impressions of Fairtrade. You can upload your comments, photos and video clips to My Fairtrade and also view contributions from fellow Fairtrade fanatics! To send messages from your mobile phone text 'MYFAIRTRADE' followed by your message and images to 07769 689456.

There are some great new video clips on our main website too, which include clips of coffee production in Uganda, banana growing in Dominican Republic and an exclusive video diary by George Alagiah from Nicaragua. Watch them here.

Cook for Change!

Spice up your cooking with Fairtrade products and be in with a chance of becoming a published chef by entering your favourite Fairtrade recipe into the Cook for Change competition. The Fairtrade Foundation is running this competition with publisher Dorling Kindersley and the recipes will be judged by a panel of experts chaired by Sophie Grigson. Winning recipes will be published in the definitive Fairtrade Everday Cookbook in 2008.

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