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Food store on Skype call to Fair Trade coffee farmer in Uganda

Imagine the scene…The Co-operative Food store in Somerton, Newport, a Skype connection to Uganda, a Fair Trade coffee farmer and John Griffiths, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development…what could possibly be happening?!


Jenipher Wetaka, a coffee farmer in Uganda, was on the other end of a Skype link and explained to John Griffiths, the importance of investing in farmers such as herself so that she and others can pool resources with other farmers to grow more food and secure fairer prices.


The Minister, who will be part of the UK delegation at the Rio+20 Summit next week, was very supportive and will share her message, about the importance of small scale farmers and co-operatives, it’s a major opportunity to put things right!


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Taken on September 7, 2011