Latest news from the FairWild Foundation

Monday
Nov272017

Job opportunity: FairWild Support Officer (position hosted by TRAFFIC)

Cambridge, UK, November 2017 – Fancy working for FairWild? Our partner organisation, TRAFFIC, have advertised for a "FairWild Support Officer", based in Cambridge, UK. This part-time role (20 hrs / week) is a maternity cover contract offered for nine months, with possibility of extension.

It is an exciting and challenging opportunity to help us build the FairWild initiative through support to the FairWild Secretariat, which TRAFFIC hosts on behalf of FairWild Foundation. You'll need good organisation and communication skills and attention to detail - ideally with a background in standards and certification, and/or a knowledge of sustainable trade and wild plants conservation issues.

Please visit the TRAFFIC website to learn more, and to submit an application – deadline for applications is Monday 11th December. http://www.traffic.org/job-opportunities/

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Wednesday
Oct252017

CSCA accredited as FairWild certifier in China

Elisabeth Rueegg, FairWild Foundation Board Member, and Mr. Li Tienan, Director of CSCA, signing the accreditation contract. © TRAFFICBeijing, China, 25th October 2017—Today marked a special day as a signing ceremony was held between the FairWild Foundation and the China Standard Conformity Assessment Co., Ltd (CSCA)., marking the accreditation of CSCA as the exclusive certifier for FairWild in the People’s Republic of China.

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Wednesday
Oct112017

Building capacity for sustainable wild harvesting of wild plants in and around protected areas of the Danube Region

Participants from the LENA project workshop in Deliblato, Serbia © TRAFFICOctober 2017— The project “Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region” (LENA) is now underway, promoting the implementation of sustainable wild plant harvesting activities. A series of capacity building workshops have introduced the FairWild Standard to project stakeholders, and translated materials into local languages of the region. The FairWild Standard itself is now available in Serbian and Slovenian - bringing the number of translations to 17 in total.

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Tuesday
Aug292017

Wild plants hit the headlines during “FairWild Week”

© PukkaHerbsCambridge, UK, 28th August 2017–Today the inaugural “FairWild Week” comes to a close. This digital event championed the vital need to source wild plants sustainably and highlighted their often-overlooked role as components within increasingly globalised supply chains, as resources for meeting the needs of rural communities, and as ingredients in products we use every day.

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Monday
Aug212017

Champions of sustainability for wild plant harvesting unite during first ever “FairWild Week”

Cambridge, UK, 21st August 2017–Today marks the launch of the first ever “FairWild Week” - a digital event celebrating the often-overlooked role played by wild plant ingredients in homes, communities and supply-chains across the globe.

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