As part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 two Rwandan Fairtrade coffee farmers are visiting Devon and on Wednesday March 1 they will be in Bovey Tracey talking to businesses and meeting Fairtrade supporters to talk about why Fairtrade is important to them and the impact Climate Change is having on their businesses.
Twongerekawacoko coffee co-operative president Madam Therese Nyirangwabije and Managing Director Vincent Nsengiyumva will tour the town with Business for Bovey talking to retailers, coffee shops and hotels, highlighting to them the vital part Fairtrade makes to their livelihoods and how action on Climate change is so important.
There will then be a cream tea and coffee afternoon reception at the Riverside Community Centre, where the town council will welcome the Farmers to the town.
Tickets for the afternoon reception are available from [email protected] of Bovey Larder, 42 Fore St Bovey Tracey.
Steve Oldrieve, secretary to Bovey Tracey Fairtrade, said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for the town to understand what it means to be a third world coffee farmer and how we can help them.’
LEFT: Twongerekawacoko coffee co-operative president Madam Therese Nyirangwabije
RIGHT: managing director Vincent Nsengiyumva.