December, 4 2012
The National Fair Trade and Solidarity Fair will take place from December 7th to 9th in Antigua, Guatemala. The program offers a variety of Guatemalan products for sale, cultural activities and business networking, and a first national competition honoring the small producers of the solidarity economy.
Jointly organized by Guatemalan public and private sectors, this great, annual and alternative consumer-friendly event is now celebrating its third edition. This year, the organizers chose to promote the theme of buying local as more concrete and accessible for people to adopt fair, responsible and caring habits.
"Buying local products is not only irreplaceable, but it is also a move that consolidates and builds a nation's identity, "summarizes Ivette Aldana, Director of La Casa de Cervantes, a Uniterra Guatemala partner.
There are 35 certified small producer associations in Guatemala, exporting to the international market through fair trade. La Foire nationale du commerce équitable et solidaire (National fair trade and solidarity Fair) wants to make these products accessible to local consumers. By making locals aware of the wealth found in their national production, they will understand the importance of their support in the emergence of a local fair market.