Fair Trade Lebanon celebrated World Fair Trade Day for the seventh consecutive year on June 24th, 2018 at St Georges’ Convent, Roumiyeh.
The event was held under the High Patronage of the American Embassy to Lebanon, represented by Chargé d’Affaires H.E. Edward White and the Minister of Information H.E. Melhem Riachi, represented by Mrs. Alissar Naddaf Geagea.
This event brought together hundreds of consumers and producers under the slogan "Put the Fair in Trade." The family friendly event gathered Fair Trade supporters, food influencers and Lebanese lifestyle bloggers around fresh Lebanese produce and products. Everyone at the event enjoyed a lunch buffet made up of products produced by Fair Trade Lebanon's cooperatives. In addition, attendees enjoyed guest Chef Cynthia Bitar, from Nazira Catering, special take on Lebanese dishes including an authentic Lebanese amuse-bouche and other finely crafted delicacies. The event also showcased both Fair Trade Lebanon’s brands, Terroirs du Liban and Côteaux les Cèdres.
Fair Trade Lebanon’s event is one of many event taking place simultaneously in 80 countries around the world. All of these events are under the banner of the World Fair Trade Organization, which promotes Fair Trade values and contributes to sustainable development by offering marginalized farmers and workers better trading conditions and securing their rights.