For Fairtrade Fortnight we are posting a recipe everyday – lots of exciting and tasty ways to use Fairtrade ingredients.  You can find them in the page ‘2013 recipes’ …over to the right…

We are really excited about the visit of Justine Watalunga to the region from 1-5 March.  Justine is a coffee farmer from Uganda, and her Fairtrade coffee is found in Cafedirect instant coffee, and Equal Exchange Mt Elgon Coffee Grown by Women.  Justine is visiting  communities across the region – full details are on the Fairtrade Dumfries and Galloway facebook page –

If you want to meet her, and hear her inspiring story, come along to the Big Brew events on

Saturday 2 March – 10 – 11am at the United reformed Church, Station Rd, Annan,

and 2 – 4pm at the Glenriddel Hall, Dunscore.

Meanwhile in Dumfries we have a great programme of events coming up …

Saturday 2 March  – Environment Fair

DGOne Leisure Centre    10am – 3pm

Join us at the Fairtrade Group’s stall and help us to make a giant (well, pretty big) collage of Scotland.

Thursday 7 March – Fire in the Blood

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre    7.30pm

Documentary about how Western governments and pharmaceutical companies blocked low-cost antiretroviral drugs from reaching AIDS-stricken Africa and other parts of the global south in the late 1990s and early 2000s, causing 10 million or more unnecessary deaths.

Screening with a series of short films about Fairtrade, Dumfries Fairtrade Group will introduce the film and talk about the links between HIV and Fairtrade.  Followed by Q and A and Fairtrade tea and coffee.  box office  –     01387 264808


Friday 8 March – International Women’s Day

St John’s Church, Lovers Walk     12.45pm

As part of the Christian Aid Soup and Roll Lunch 12noon – 1.30pm

Talk by  Joanne Glover of Groupement Takku Liggey –

a Senegalese women’s cooperative making and exporting textile products to the UK

Fairly traded crafts and Fairtrade baking stall

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