Emily Pearce and Kubasu Agapeters

Podcast Interview

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What does fair trade really mean in practice? And why could it help in tackling climate change?

During this podcast conversation you will hear two global experts in fair trade examine why investing properly in the producers and growers within supply chains can create the resilience and capacity required to fight our globe’s greatest challenge.

Emily Pearce is the Senior Sustainable Sourcing & International Development Manager, withing the Co-op’s Ethical, Sustainability and Policy team. Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, owned by millions of members. They are the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer.

Kubasu Agapeters is part of Fairtrade Africa. The independent non-profit umbrella organisation representing all Fairtrade certified producers in Africa, which currently tallies to over 1 million.

Emily and Kubasu have formed a partnership between the Co-op and Fairtrade Africa. Together they are supporting farmers’ climate mitigation and adaptation activities. To find out more about the partnership: ‘The Future of Programmes’ – look at the links below.

During the conversation we explore why anchoring climate change as a humanitarian disaster is essential; how our producers and farmers are climate mitigation and resilience pioneers; and what you can do next to better partner for impact. This practical conversation will help many, including business decision makers to make deeper, more saleable climate action programmes – listen in to find out more.

As Emily says: “Producers and farmers deserve a better deal. They deserve livelihoods that sustain and empower them and their communities. The key to this partnership is listening to producers. To listen, to take responsibility and take action.”

This conversation is part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2022.


To find out more about the partnership: www.coop.co.uk/our-suppliers/fairtrade & www.fairtrade.org.uk/media-centre/n…ade-producers/

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022: www.fairtrade.org.uk/choose-the-world-you-want/

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