Green Festival Speakers

Wondwossen Mezlekia



Wondwossen Mezlekia has a background in Agricultural Economics and experiences as a researcher and Marketing Head for Ethiopia's largest producer and exporter of fruits and vegetables. He is currently an active board member for Fair Trade Puget Sound (FTPS) and volunteers for many other initiatives aimed against poverty. Through the well read blog, Coffee Politics (www.poorfarmer.blogspot.com), he intends to highlight the disparity that exists between coffee farmers' struggle for handtomouth living standards and multinationals' huge profits, thereby creating awareness of the injustices that exist in the global coffee trade. He works and resides in Seattle, Washington.