Revolver Celebrates Launch Of Co-Operative Fortnight (News Release)

Revolver celebrates launch of Co-operative Fortnight It’s a long-way from Kampala, to The Midcounties Co-operative Food in Church Stretton, Shropshire. But thanks to Revolver Co-operative, shoppers won’t have to make the 4000 mile hike to buy the finest AFRICA Arabica coffee. Revolver has done it for them. We have brought together two of the finest Fairtrade coffee’s from the KDU Co-operative in Tanzania and the Gumutindo co-operative in Uganda. Fairtrade is really making a difference to the lives of farmers and small-scale producers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Fairtrade foundation this week published the latest commodity briefing – ”Fairtrade and coffee”. Despite the growing thirst for coffee in emerging economies, the smallholder farmers who grow 80 per cent of the coffee we drink are still trying to get by on less than $2 a day. Global consumption of coffee has almost doubled to 8 million tonnes over the last 40 years, contributing $23.5bn of vital foreign exchange to coffee exporting countries in 2011 alone. But most of the money from the retail coffee trade – worth $71bn globally last year – is made by a relatively small number of companies in consuming countries that manufacture and market the coffee we buy in our shops and cafés. Co-operative Fortnight is an opportunity to celebrate co-operatives like KDU and Gumutindo (pictured). Please support our AFRICA coffee on the shelves in selected branches of The Co-operative Food.
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