27th February -12th March is Fair Trade Fortnight.
Many farmers are trapped in a system that is unfair. However hard they work to provide things we depend on like tea and coffee, they aren’t paid what they deserve. This year the theme is ’Have a Fairtrade break,’ encouraging us to examine the origins of our break-time tea, coffee and food. Are we feeding exploitation or not? The emphasis will be on telling the stories of some of our farmers and producers, encouraging us to wake up to the challenges facing them worldwide, including the 50 new international trade agreements that will need to be negotiated in the wake of Brexit; no one knows the impact this will have on vulnerable farmers and producers in poor countries.
Fairtrade Fortnight, is the biggest campaign of the year to raise awareness about Fair Trade.
Whatever you are able to do, small or large will make a difference. Some ideas from churches and schools in Cornwall are
- To hold a Fairtrade stall in church or school or local market
- To hold an assembly based on Fairtrade.
- To show a dvd or arrange a talk at a group or in a church service or lesson.
- To hold a Fair trade coffee morning, breakfast or supper.
- To ask your local supermarket or convenience stores to showcase Fair Trade products during the fortnight.
- To put up a Fair trade poster.
Resources packs, stories and ideas are available from the Fairtrade Foundation www.fairtrade.org.uk
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