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“Fair Trade and Organic Agriculture in Palestine"

September 29, 2010


The Beloit College Political Science Department will host guest lecturer Nasser Abufarha, presenting  “Insisting on Life:  Fair Trade and Organic Agriculture in Palestine”  tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 29) at 7 p.m., in Richardson Auditorium, in Morse-Ingersoll Hall.

Abufarha, a Palestinian entrepreneur and founder of the Palestinian Fair Trade Association, describes Canaan Fair Trade, his exporting business, as “based on social-impact goals, not necessarily profit maximizing.” Working with independent co-ops that adhere to fair trade principles and include entrepreneurial grants for individual workers, Abufarha says that “social impact is our entrepreneurship goal [.]”