Due to the continued social restrictions regarding COVID-19, our next Food Made Good Sustainability Breakfast will be via webinar. Join us online on Tuesday, 8th September 2020! We are thrilled to be inviting Fairtrade and sustainable supply chain expert Barney Smyth (who will also be joining the HK team from the UK in October) to speak  along with James Hu from Lyfegreen, our smallholder organic farmer Food Made Good Supplier Member. This will be a fascinating breakfast no matter what level of experience you have in sourcing fairly traded ingredients.

THEME Support Global Farmers


While global exports of coffee, tea, cocoa and spices have more than tripled between 2000 and 2020, the value share retained by primary producers is understood to have dropped to about 10 percent, meaning it is now more important than ever to ensure people are remunerated fairly for their work. By increasing the value of the crops, progressive businesses will help pave the way for a thriving industry and support consumers who actively choose brands they believe are doing social and environmental good.


FOCUS AREA Sourcing – Support Global Farmers

BREAKFAST DATE Tuesday 8th September

TIME 9:00am-10:00am

VENUE Google Meets


Members: Free

Non-Members: $150 + $8.99 administrative fees

LEARN about the common challenges that exist within global supply chains – transparency, traceability etc as well as those that exist within internationally traded commodities (focus on coffee and cocoa) – living incomes, child labour, climate change etc.

DISCOVER the role of certification to mitigate these challenges -while not perfect, they do play an important role

MEET/HEAR expert speakers and practitioners through a live webinar

  1. Barney Smyth, Partnership Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation with 5 years experience working with international tea and coffee brands and food chain businesses to support them with responsible sourcing practices through Fairtrade certification.
  2. James Hu, Food Made Good Supplier Member and advocate for smallholder organic farmers in Taiwan hear his views on why there’s been controversy around labels as a guide for sustainable food.
Barney Smyth
The Sustainability Breakfasts Series is a monthly gathering designed to educate and empower the Hong Kong foodservice community — chefs, restaurateurs, FOH, BOH, suppliers, and sustainability leads.

Inspired by our framework, the programme is curated to inspire the community, novel ways through which they can bring in small but significant changes to their sourcing choices, menu design, and supplies. We will be organising talks delivered by sustainable food industry leaders, on various themes linked to UN International Days and our three pillars – Sourcing, Society & the Environment.


Kindly sponsored by Oatly

RSVP now and reserve your seat.

Your Google Hangouts link will be sent to you nearer the time.