Type: KKG World Fest 2016
Date: 14th May 2016- International Fair Trade Day
Upper Barakka Gardens
World Fest 2016 @Valetta, Upper Barrakka Gardens.
On the international Fair Trade Day, (14th May) in Valletta, at Upper Barrakka Gardens, the annual World fest organised by Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust(KKG) was organised. Many social and solidarity enterprises and organizations such as Say it, Simply organic, Anurakiti, Core Green, MOAM and Greenhouse Malta took part.
The theme of the day was supporting sustainable lifestyles, celebrating Food Sovereignty and aiding fair trade. One of the campaigns was ‘Make Fruit Fair’
Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust is a Maltese-registered Fair Trade Cooperative. It has been steadily active in the promotion of fair values in trade through learning processes.
KKG also promotes Fair Trade in Malta through the running of their Fair Trade shop Hanut L’Arka in Valletta(http://www.l-arka.org). Furthermore, during the Worldfest, there were some items and crafts from Malta, and other from small communities in Latina America, Asia and Africa: enterprises sold their products and show cased their activities and social impact.
The 9th edition of Worldfest also included a traditional Ethiopian coffee ritual and different food stands, a public forum on sustainable food, stands with Fair Trade and ethical products, local books, information on upcycling and the opportunity to do clothes swapping.
Some organisations presented their work, activities for children and teenagers and live music was provided by some Maltese bands and singers.
The Maltese NGO Kopin, (legal reg. no.: VO/0200), which works in the field of international development cooperation, global education and refugee support, was present at Upper Barrakka Garden to show off one of its super special projects: SUSY! SUSY is the acronym of sustainability and solidary economics, it is an EU co-financed project locally coordinated by Kopin.
The aim of SUSY is to raise awareness on economic alternatives that are not just profit making but have a social impact. .
At the World Fest, Kopin provided fun games, not just for Kids but also for adults, to explain and display what sustainability and solidary economics means in general and in the daily life.
We created a SUSY crossword, included the most important key words of sustainability and solidary economy. We also created a SUSY Quiz, o people could find out how much they knew about this kind of economy.
To show the reality of our current unfair economic system we have designed two other games, such as PIE GAME and CHOCOLATE GAME. The games were different but their intent was to point out the the unequal distribution of wealth. In particular the chocolate game demonstrated the way trade works in favour of rich countries and how the low world market price of raw products, in this case cocoa, means that producers in poor countries end up with a very small share of what we pay for a bar of chocolate.
Organised by: Koperattiva Kummerc Gust #makefruitfair