Latest news from the FairWild Foundation

Friday
Jul062018

Wild botanicals in products you consume: FairWild Week highlights trends, threats and opportunities

Cambridge, UK, 6th July 2018—last week the spotlight firmly shone on the often unspoken role of wild plants in our everyday lives.

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Monday
Jul022018

Enhancing Practical Skills for Sustainable Trade in Wild Plants in Guangxi

Wild plant collectors walk through fields in Chongzuo © TRAFFIC/Zhi Zheng

Chongzuo, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, 21st–22nd May, 2018—TRAFFIC, together with its local partners, organised a Community Training Workshop on Sustainable Wild-Harvesting of Gynostemma pentaphyllum and Dendranthema indicumin in Longdeng Village, Chongzuo, in southwest of Guangxi province which borders Viet Nam.

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Monday
Jun252018

Meet the hidden wild plants in your daily routines

It’s time to stand up for the wild plants in our daily lives #FairWildWeek is this year celebrated from 25th June to 1st July 2018

In a world dominated by technology, sprawling cities and the latest gadgetry, it often feels as though our connection to the wild has all but disappeared. But perhaps not as much as we might fear …

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Thursday
Apr262018

Job opportunity: work for FairWild in the summer - matchmaking between businesses for sustainability

FairWild Foundation is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive person for a summer consultancy in which they would run their own ‘matchmaking’ project. This position would be ideal for a student or recent graduate.

The aim of this project is to help us expand our certification scheme to more businesses and deliver conservation and social benefits during commercial collection of wild plants and fungi. It will focus on helping companies – those selling tea, cosmetics or foods and wishing to make their supply of wild products more sustainable – to find the products they need.

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Monday
Apr162018

Join FairWild @ NOPE 2018, London

 

April 2018 - Are you attending Natural and Organic Products Europe (NOPE) 2018, in London, UK on Monday the 23rd of April? Then come and meet FairWild! 

Acting Executive Officer Milja Fenger will be giving a short talk on FairWild in the Natural FOOD TALKS theatre from 15:30 to 15:50. There will be FairWild Pukka teas to try before and after the talk! 

If you are keen to discuss your potential involvement with FairWild, please contact the FairWild Secretariat to arrange an appointment, or come to the FairWild presentation to speak to Milja or FairWild Board member Mike Brooks after the presentation.

Please do sign up to our mailing list for further announcements and updates. These will also be posted to this page as necessary. 

We look forward to seeing you there!