Palestinian Fairtrade Olive Oil
On 6 March 2012, Highland Wholefoods, along with Highland One World Group, hosted a Palestinian Olive Oil Event: Meet the Growers, Hear their Story, Taste their Products. Abu Kamal, a Palestinian olive grower, with Manal Abdallah from Cannan Fair Trade translating, gave a very interesting and moving account of the difficulties faced by Palestinian growers and the benefits that fair trade and co-operative have brought.
There was a rolling programme of talks, Middle Eastern cookery demonstrations, tastings. The olive growers were invited to Scotland by Equal Exchange co-operative in Edinburgh as part of their Fairtrade Fortnight celebrations. Supported by The Co-operative Membership, Fairtrade Inverness, Scottish Fairtrade Forum, The United Nations International Year of Co-operatives 2012