October is Fair Trade Month, and Turnip Truck founder John Dyke has teamed up with
Fairtrade America to promote Fair Trade and Gender Equality.
While 60-80% of the world’s food is produced by women, many still face gender inequity daily. Turnip Truck and Fairtrade America enlisted Nashville muralist Tarabella Aversa (www.tarabellaaversa.com) to paint West African cocoa farmer Rosine Bekoin on the Charlotte Avenue store.
Self-employed, Rosine owns and runs the farm she inherited from her mother – a rarity for women in her native Africa. Click here for more of Rosine’s inspiring story.