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Belfast renews Fairtrade City status

FairTrade2Belfast has celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight by successfully renewing its dual status as a Fairtrade City for a further two years.

Sheena Biju, a Fairtrade coffee producer from Manarcadu, India, joined Dr Christopher Stange, Chair of the Fairtrade Belfast Committee, to present Councillor Julie-Anne Corr Johnston, Chair of Belfast City Council’s People and Communities Committee, with a certificate confirming the renewal status, on behalf of the Fairtrade Foundation.

She is visiting Belfast as part of a series of events to mark Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from 29 February to 13 March.

Belfast first achieved Fairtrade City status in 2005, and is the only city to hold dual accreditation, from both the UK-based Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade Ireland.

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