Abu Kamal and Deirdre Muldowny

Palestinian Fairtrade Farmer Speaks in St Andrews

Abu Kamal visited St Andrews during Fairtrade Fortnight to tell us of his FT olive farming in Palestine
Abu Kamal, a Fairtrade olive farmer in Palestine toured Scotland during Fairtrade Fortnight tellin audiences of how FT has changed his life, allowing him to sell his olives to produce Zaytoun Olive oil.  This is a premium brand of Extra Virgin Olive oil which is sold around the world.  Abu Kamal came to St Andrews on 10 March 2012, with his interpreter Manal Abdallah and Deirdre Muldowney of the Scottish Fairtrade Forum.  As well as the talk, students from the Food Cooperative had a stall with Palestinian products and the audience were treated to an olive oil tasting with delicious bread made by the students.  Over 50 people attended the event. Updated: 3rd April 2012