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Food Trade Game

  • Saint Mary's University, Patrick Power Library Halifax, NS (map)

The Saint Mary's International Development Studies Undergraduate Society and the Dalhousie Engineers Without Borders present the Fair Trade Game, invented by Randall Coleman of the NON-Gmo project, based in Western Canada.

This interactive simulation of the Fair Trade process allows participants to experience the difficulties faced in everyday trade between farmers of the Global South and companies from the Global North. Like the ACT 4 Global Change, the Fair Trade Game is designed to introduce the public to the concept of Global Citizenship as proposed through the United Nations 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals alongside the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC).

After the game there will be a discussion that further explores the process of buying and selling primary goods in global and local markets.

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If you cannot attend the Saint Mary's event in the afternoon, another session of the game will be held for the general public that morning at Halifax Central Library, in the Lou Duggan Creative Studio, from 10am-12pm. Sign up for tickets here:

Earlier Event: November 8
Cineclub: "White Material"