Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Everyone should watch Before The Flood, by Leonardo Di Caprio

Before The Flood is an urgent call to mankind to implement immediate policies to save the planet from the breaking point we are about to reach. 

DiCaprio introduced the film as follows: "Before The Flood is the product of an incredible three-year journey that took place with my co-creator and director Fisher Stevens. We went to every corner of the globe to document the devastating impacts of climate change and questioned humanity's ability to reverse what may be the most catastrophic problem mankind has ever faced. There was a lot to take on. All that we witnessed on this journey shows us that our world's climate is incredibly interconnected and that it is at urgent breaking point.(...)"

Everyone must watch this 1 hour long free documentary available to all on Youtube and other social media channels.

Before The Flood is directed by Fisher Stevens; Produced by a collaboration between Stevens, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Packer, Brett Ratner, Trevor Davidoski, and Jennifer Davisson Killoran; with Martin Scorsese is an executive producer.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Independence Day!

It is from strong roots that a tree grows its independence...

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Pictures from Beirut Cooking Festival 2016

We are glad to have had a successful and great experience at this year's Beirut Cooking Festival!
Fair Trade Lebanon was present under the partnership of the US - Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) within the scope of the "SOFAIR" project. 

We held a live Saj station, displayed for sale our range of ethical and natural products, Terroirs du Liban, and we introduced our special gift baskets, prepared by themes and occasions!

Thank you all for your presence and support!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Collaboration with Carrefour Supermarket!

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Fair Trade Lebanon and Terroirs du Liban (TDL) have launched a collaboration with Carrefour supermarket, located in Hazmieh, in the capital of Beirut, through the animation of a live Saj station (traditional Lebanese bread, served with cheese, zaatar and other fillings) while also selling the whole range of TDL products.

The Saj stand is located next to Carrefour’s bakery and is animated by cooperatives’ women who underwent the food training sessions offered within the UN Women project.

Through this collaboration and within the framework of the “Placement Program” of the project, these women were hired by Fair Trade and Tourism Lebanon (FTTL) to put into practice their knowledge and further develop their expertise.

Live saj preparation hours are from 9 AM until 8 PM, throughout the week.
This collaboration will last until the end of December 2016 with a chance of extension.

Support this great development initiative and make sure to pass by and taste their exquisite Saj preparations! 

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Fair Trade Lebanon et Terroirs du Liban (TDL) ont lancé une collaboration avec le supermarché Carrefour, situé à Hazmieh, dans la capitale de Beyrouth, et ce en animant un stand de préparation sur place de Saj (pain libanais traditionnel, servi avec du fromage, du zaatar et autres garnitures) ainsi qu’en proposant à la vente la gamme entière des produits TDL.
Le stand de Saj est situé à côté de la boulangerie de Carrefour ; Il est animé par les femmes des coopératives ayant participées aux sessions de formations culinaires offertes au sein du projet UN WOMEN.
Grace à cette collaboration et toujours dans le cadre du projet, elles ont été embauchées par Fair Trade and Tourism Lebanon (FTTL) en tant que stagiaires dans le but de leur offrir un débouché de travail, de mettre en pratique leurs connaissances et de développer leur expertise.
Les horaires de préparation de Saj sont de 9h à 20h, courant toute la semaine.
Cette collaboration aura lieu jusqu’à la fin du mois de Décembre 2016 avec une chance de prolongation.

Soutenez cette belle initiative de développement et ne manquez pas de passer pour déguster leur préparation exquise de Saj !


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Join us at the Beirut Cooking Festival!

From the 17th until the 19th of November 2016, Fair Trade Lebanon will be proudly taking part in the Beirut Cooking Festival 6th edition at BIEL hall, in Beirut.

A much anticipated event where food lovers and professionals meet to exchange expertise, learn new recipes, indulge in the tastings of original products.

Fair Trade Lebanon is planning some great entertainment for the occasion: a Lebanese brunch will be prepared on Friday and Saturday mornings, along with live cooking throughout the event using Terroirs du Liban products, our natural and ethical range of products, in collaboration with SOFIL Catering.

FTL stand number: i3
Opening hours: 11 AM - 9 PM 
Tickets sold for 10 000 LBP at entrance or online, click here for more information.

See you there! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fair Trade = No Poverty!

For the second time, the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) observed the Global Anti-Poverty Week from 16th to 22nd of October 2016 and highlighted the tangible contribution of its members to the eradication of poverty.
Promoting the 10 Principles of Fair Trade is a means to eradicate poverty as desired by the first goal of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – NO POVERTY.

WFTO believes that the principles of Fair Trade are effective overarching tools to fight poverty.
Hence, WFTO’s formula to eradicate poverty Fair Trade + Economic Opportunities = No Poverty
For the campaign, all members used the icons of Fair Trade Principle 1 (Creating Opportunities for Disadvantaged Producers) and Sustainable Development Goals 1 (No Poverty) to represent visually our formula of change. See Fair Trade Lebanon’s visual below.

By creating economic opportunities for producers, especially the small and marginalized farmers and artisans, the WFTO and its members believe that poverty could be eradicated.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

M. Benoit Berger, directeur de FTL, à la radio RCF

Ecoutez l’intervention du directeur de Fair Trade Lebanon,
M. Benoit Berger, à la radio française RCF sur le lien entre la finance solidaire et le commerce équitable. 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Mouneh Days Celebration at Boutique Terroirs du Liban

Terroirs du Liban is organizing and celebrating two traditional Mouneh Days on October 6th and 7th 2016 in its cozy boutique located in Hazmieh, Beirut.
You are cordially invited to take part of this world of local delicious produce where “Natural” and “Ethical” blend perfectly together. 
Expect to find a large table of Mouneh tastings just for you to indulge in…from jams, cheeses, spices & much more. Travel with us through rural Lebanon and let each one of our flavors tell you a new story…
Witness as well the announcement of a few new additions to our line!

Time: From 11 AM to 6 PM.
For more information, call us on: +961 71 783444