MAFTTI Chair Paul Renshaw attended the 9th International Fair Trade Towns Conference in Bristol, England, July 4-5, 2015.

One workshop was devoted to “Resilience, Convergence and Fair Trade”. This is a complex trio of concepts, one that needed much more time than the hour allotted. However, here are some notes of a preliminary nature. They contain some material shared by the speakers but also the result of some foraging on the internet in search of greater understanding, even of how a cashew nut grows.