Join us for an interactive evening unravelling the colonial legacy of food systems with guest speaker Adam Gardner, Head of Campaigns at The Fairtrade Foundation, Marcos Lopes Filho, visiting scholar from the University of São Paulo School of Public Health (Brazil) and Rosalind Sharpe, Director of the Food Research Collaboration (FRC) at the Centre for Food Policy at City.
- Adam Gardner, Head of Campaigns at The Fairtrade Foundation
- Marcos Lopes Filho, University of São Paulo (Brazil)
- Dr Rosalind Sharpe, City University of London
Millions of farmers worldwide are on the frontline of a climate emergency they have done the least to cause.
And trapped in an unfair trade system which will only drive us further into crisis. What role does Fairtrade play in helping to mitigate the legacy of colonial exploitation in food supply chains today? And what is needed to continue to unravel this legacy in the future?
Participants will be given the chance to put forward their questions to our panel members, followed by some time to socialise and network around refreshments.
This event will give you an excellent chance to enjoy thought-provoking talks and discussion, followed by an opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni, students, academics, industry experts and the wider public.
- 18.30 - 19.15: Presentation by Adam Gardner with questions by Rosalind Sharpe and Marcos Lopes Filho
- 19.15 - 20.00: Q&A
- 20.00 - 21.00: Socialising and refreshments
About the Panel:
Adam Gardner has worked at Fairtrade Foundation for 12 years equipping supporters, community groups and universities to campaign on Fairtrade, and developing national and international campaigns on issues including climate justice, living incomes, ethical consumerism and trade justice.
Highlights of his time at Fairtrade include learning from time spent with farmers in Cote d’Ivoire, Panama, Burkina Faso, and working with activists and partner organisations from across the global Fair Trade movement from Latin America to Japan.
He is currently Head of Campaigns at Fairtrade Foundation, leading the team which inspires action from communities, schools, universities, and supporters across the UK, connecting them with farmers from across the globe.
Marcos Lopes Filho
Marcos Lopes Filho is a visiting scholar from the University of São Paulo School of Public Health (Brazil) where he is a PhD Candidate in Global Health and Sustainability. Marcos holds a MSc in Rural Development and Environmental Science and a BA in International Relations.
Marcos has over 10 years of experience working with the Brazilian Government, with FAO and with civil society organizations on issues related to the socioeconomic and environmental sustainability of food systems in more than 42 countries in the Global South (Latin America, Caribbean, Africa and Middle East).