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“MANGOES TO MARLBOROUGH” – FAITRADE EVENING AT St Peter’s Church
5 May 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
“MANGOES TO MARLBOROUGH”
St Peter’s Church, Marlborough at 6.30pm on Saturday, 5th May
A presentation and discussion about the potential for the import of “Mangoes to Marlborough” from The Gambia
where there are tens of thousands of trees 90 per cent of whose fruit simply goes to waste…
This replaces ther evening that had to be cancelled due to the snow in March
The evening will be led by Allison Burden, Chair of the Marlborough Fairtrade Group and we shall hear from, amongst others, Baai Jabang,
the Director of our partner Non Governmental Organisation (TARUD) in the Gambia –
members of the Thriving Through Venture group of young people from Wiltshire schools who are doing intensive research into the barriers to importing mangoes
and how they can be exported under Fairtrade conditions
– a representative from Tesco will be speaking about the conditions required to get the fruit either fresh, dried or juiced onto their shelves –
Malcolm Johnston who has had past experience of importing pawpaw from Ghana
and is now visiting The Gambia regularly and is working there on our behalf will also be speaking having just returned from another visit.