To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, the Estates Services, Museum of Natural History and the Oxford Partnership for Operationalising the Conservation Hierarchy (OxPOCH) are jointly hosting a showcase event to engage people on sustainable trading, climate resilience, regenerative farming and social justice.
We’re hosting Mohammed Ruzzi from the Palestine Fair Trade Association (PFTA), which has turned to regenerative farming to build resilience to climate change, under the Fairtrade certification scheme. Mohammed produces food for Zaytoun, a social enterprise founded in 2004 to support Palestinian farmers through fair trade and to promote Palestine’s rich cultural and culinary heritage.
Their range includes the world’s first Fairtrade organic olive oil, za'atar and rain-fed almonds as well as Great Taste award-winning dates.
The schedule for this multi-part event:
- Part I: Short talk by Henry Grub – what is the Conservation Hierarchy and what does it have to do with Oxford?
- Part II: Talk and Q&A with Mohammed Ruzzi – Fairtrade farming and climate resilience in Palestine
- Part III: Panel Session – how do small-scale farmers deal with the climate, biodiversity and social crises?
Followed by Fairtrade drinks and snacks, including a showcase of Zaytoun products, in the museum’s main hall.
||16:30 - 18:30
||Museum of Natural History