IMEU Logo
The Institute for Middle East Understanding offers journalists and editors quick access to information about Palestine and the Palestinians, as well as expert sources — both in the U.S. and in the Middle East. Read our Background Briefings. Contact us for story assistance. Sign up for e-briefings.
Institute for Middle East UnderstandingCuisine
Donate to IMEU
Home
News & Analysis
Commentary
From the Media
Factsheets
Life & Culture
Cuisine
Customs & Traditions
Film
Literature
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Palestine in Photos
Art & Culture
Business & Economy
Daily Life
People
Politics
Palestinian Americans
Background Briefings
Documents & Reports
Development & Economy
Historical Documents
Human Rights
Politics & Democracy
Misc.
Maps
Links
Media Inquiries
About IMEU
Donate
Contact

Get E-mail News
Journalists & Editors: Sign up for e-mail briefings here.
Follow the IMEU on Twitter

EDITOR'S PICKS

On civil disobedience
Neve Gordon, The Palestine Chronicle


Gaza families demand answers
Ma'an News


Goldstone and the 'peace process'
George Giacaman, Bitterlemons.org


Advanced SearchSend/E-mail This PageShare/Save This PagePrint This PageAdvanced SearchAccess RSS Feed
Home > Life & Culture > Cuisine
Canaan Fair Trade founder to receive Leadership Award for Citizenship from NASFT
IMEU, Jan 16, 2013

nasser-abufarha_2.jpg
Canaan Fair Trade founder Nasser Abufarha. (Photo: Amanda Nunn)
On January 22, Nasser Abufarha, the founder and director of Canaan Fair Trade, will be receiving the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade's first annual Leadership Award for Citizenship. The award will be presented in San Francisco at the Fancy Food Show.

Based in Jenin, in the occupied West Bank, Canaan Fair Trade was established in 2004 to support small farmers in Palestine. Comprised of 1,700 farmers and 50 cooperatives, Canaan Fair Trade distributes organic and fair trade foods to 15 countries; and at the same time ensures its members are paid above-market rates. "Fair trade isn't just about the price," Abufarha says, though he acknowledges that the increase in income has been vital to many farmers in Palestine. "We have given farmers hope. An economic exchange that recognizes Palestinian farmers' rights and respects the value of their connection to their land, after years of marginalization under Israeli occupation, is a major accomplishment," he explains.

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade is a non-profit trade association based in New York. Founded in 1952, the organization currently has more than 3,000 member companies located around the world and works to promote the $75 billion specialty food industry.

Selected among 67 nominees for the Leadership Award, in a statement Abufarha said, "The most satisfying part of winning an honor like this award is the visibility this will bring to the great farmers I work with, the wonderful food products they produce, and the love and care they give to the land they produce from."


Advanced SearchSend/E-mail This PageShare/Save This PagePrint This PageAdvanced SearchAccess RSS Feed


FEATURES
Fairtrade Palestinian farmers
Al Jazeera
Palestinian filmmaker at Cannes
IMEU
Nakba anniversary exhibit
UNRWA

Home > Life & Culture > Cuisine > Canaan Fair Trade founder to receive Leadership Award for Citizenship from NASFT


All content ©2006-2013 Institute for Middle East Understanding

site designed by nigelparry.net