Make Fruit Fair: Will new owners of Fyffes tackle continued labour rights abuses in Central America?
Twenty eight organisations from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and the United States, gathered in Bologna this week, are calling on the directors of the newly acquired Fyffes to address continuing labour rights violations in Costa Rica and Honduras. In the face of the global Freedom & Fairness for Fyffes Workers campaign, systematic sackings of union members at Fyffes Honduran subsidiary Suragroh continue.
Labour rights on Lidl plantations: first achievements of Make Fruit Fair! campaign in Costa Rica and Ecuador
Pesticides, unfair salaries, exploitation: plantation workers in Ecuador and Costa Rica are grafting in order to produce fresh bananas and pineapples for our supermarket shelves. In our pan-European Lidl campaign, more than 75,000 people demand fair wages, health protection and trade union rights for plantation workers - resulting in first achievements: Two Lidl suppliers are starting to change the conditions on their plantations.
Seminar “Local Authorities towards 2030: Dialogues for Development” for an ethical system of production and consumption
The existence of programs that can respond to current key challenges, such as climate change and food security, is deemed urgent. Kozel Fraser brought the successful experience of fair trade practices of small producers in the Windward Islands (Caribbean) to the panel “Community Practices for Development”, during the morning of November 4th, within the framework of the seminar “Local Authorities towards 2030: Dialogues for Development”, at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon.
IMVF, Ecovisão e Abreu Advogados
These 3 complementary entities have common goals: to create a multidisciplinary offer of technologies, projects and services in Health, Agriculture and Forestry, Environmental Studies, Food Security, Water and Sanitation, Energy and Waste areas. They act in 4 continents: Africa, America, Asia and Europe.
"Make Fruit Fair" campaign speaker visits Portugal: a fair trade insight
Kozel Fraser, WINFA coordinator (Windward Islands Farmers Association) will be in Portugal from 31st October until 4th November 2016 as speaker of small producers and plantation workers of the international "Make Fruit Fair" campaign. The aim is to raise awareness towards the importance of human rights and environmental rights in sustainable production as well as consumption, one of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) in 2030.
Save the Date: Networking for Development will organize an international seminar in November
“Local Autorithies Towards 2030: Dialogues between development actors” is the theme of the seminar organized by the project Networking for Development: global learning for an effective development cooperation, that will be a forum to share, learn, reflect and exchange policies, ideas and practices where each and every one can indeed contribute to ensure that the Local Authority development strategy is inclusive, participatory and effective. The seminar will take between 3rd and 4th November 2016, at Calouste Gulbenkian Foudation, in Lisbon.
Good-practices studies about Social and Solidarity Economy are available online
ADREPES – Associação de Desenvolvimento Regional da Península de Setúbal and MONTE-ACE were the two good-practices selected under the SUSY - SUstainable and Solidarity economY project, implemented in Portugal by the IMVF. The result of the work is now published and available online for consultation and download.
SUSY - SUstainable and Solidarity economY: Diary of the Tour in Portugal
The Social and Solidarity Economy Tour 2016 was a journey that brought Brazil to Europe through the exchange of experiences of Solidarity Economy. It was known the first Communitarian Bank of Brazil, in Ceará – the Banco Palmas – through the point of view of Edlisa Peixoto, and the recognition of recyclable materials collectors cooperatives, promoted by the Instituto Pólis, São Paulo, through the testimony of Elisabeth Grimberg, its co-founder.