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The Welsh Government has launched the Climate Change Coffee Partnership to help farmers and producers in the developing world tackle the climate emergency.

Today I met with Jenipher Wettaka Sambazi, a Fairtrade coffee farmer and Vice Chair of the MT Elgon Coffee Cooperative in Uganda as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.

I am pleased to see that the Welsh Government have launched an initiative to support more than 3000 Fairtrade farmers in rural Uganda to get them a fair price for their coffee and tackle climate change.

The Welsh Government will support the Climate Change Coffee Partnership of organisations in Wales and Uganda to allow their beans to be bought, brewed and enjoyed here.

This has come after nearly 10 years of work with the Mbale region of Uganda, which suffers from extreme droughts, storms and landslides which are clearly linked to climate change.

Being able to trade their coffee fairly and build sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their communities is extremely important, and I will fully support this project as it continues to develop. Hopefully we will see some great results from this invaluable work.

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