A New Taste of Palestine
February 3th-13th 2012
Please join the Fair World Project (FWP) the Canaan Fair Trade and Run Across Palestine (RAP) to explore the emerging world of Fair Trade in Palestine. FWP?s Palestine tour will provide a unique opportunity to learn from Palestinian farmers, workers, and the families. In addition to experiencing the reality of Palestinian farmers and producers, tour participants will share in the richness of Palestine?s cultural and religious heritage, visit historic and off the beaten track places and experience the hospitality of the Palestinian people. The tour will also meet and accompany runners that are participating in the ?Run Across Palestine? ultra-marathon event.
FWP?s Fair Trade Palestine tour will accompany portions of the Run Across Palestine. RAP will raise funds and awareness for the plight of Palestinian olive farmers who have been displaced from their ancestral farms due to the ongoing conflict in the region. ?Funds raised from the RAP will have several immediate impacts including purchasing and planting thousands of olive trees. ?Funds will also provide scholarships for the children of Palestinian olive farmers. All this is designed to reestablish sustainable olive growing practices in this land known for its centuries old traditions of hospitality and fine orchard crops. For more information on the Run Across Palestine please visit FWP’s RAP page.
Tour Highlights Include Visiting and Experiencing:
- Palestinian Fair Trade Association farmers and producers, including olive, tomato and wheat farmers who supply Canaan Fair Trade
- Canaan Fair Trade?s olive oil bottling facility in Jenin
- East Bani Zayd Organic Olive oil Co-operative
- Qasaba Market
- Cultural activities in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jenin, Ramallah and Hebron.
- 3 Star Hotels and Guest Family Housings; two meals a day
- On-ground transportation including airport pick-up and drop-off
- Translation and program activities
- Preparatory reading materials
- NOT INCLUDED: airfare, airport departure taxes, lunches, tips, and personal expenses. Single rooms are available for an additional $400.
How to Register:
Register online and pay a non-refundable deposit of $400 by November 1st.
Contact Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about this trip, or call toll-free 800-631-9980.
About Fair World Project Tours
FWP Tours provide a unique opportunity to visit projects, businesses and organizations to expand and deepen your understanding of Fair Trade, from the producer to the consumer. Tour participants will have the opportunity to meet with farmers, cooperative members and artisans and learn firsthand the realities of Fair Trade.
FWP tours offer participants the opportunity to build personal connections with producers by creating a rich environment for mutual learning and exchange. Our tours are fantastic opportunities to network with other Fair Trade professionals and supporters. ?Facilitated by leaders in the Fair Trade movement, participants can expect enriching conversations and experiences that address the complexities of ?Free Trade Agreements,? cultural diversity, human rights and fair trade certification and standards.
The Fair World Project’s mission is to promote organic and fair trade practices and transparent third-party certification of producers, manufacturers and products, both here and abroad. Through consumer education and advocacy, FWP supports dedicated fair trade producers and brands, and insists on integrity in use of the term ?fair trade? in certification, labeling and marketing. Fair World Tours play an integral role in our mission to educate fair trade consumers and professionals about the true reality of fair trade.