After the media scrutiny of Fairtrade over recent days and my last blog in support, I received this warm note from Fairtrade grower, John Nevado:
“Ed – as a grower of FairTrade roses I can only thank you for this short post. I see hands-on, every day, at our farms, what good FT does. And the benefits for our co-workers are not only economic, but also dramatic in terms of worker empowerment, female empowerment in the workplace, and a general sense of cohesion at our farms that we simply would not have without the FT “glue” to hold it all together. Thanks Ed, and whenever you wish to visit an FT farm in full bloom – do pay us a visit.”
Time to pack my bags?