Week 7 - Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Fairtrade Fortnight is back in 2019 from 25 February to 10 March. It’s the most important time of the year for us all to celebrate our Fairtrade achievements and our commitment to making trade fair. It’s when schools, town groups and places of worship come together to make our voices stronger against unfair trade!

This year, Fairtrade Fortnight will focus on cocoa. Farmers of this much-loved product have seen prices fall to crisis levels in the last few years, making life incredibly difficult for cocoa farmers. This is especially true in West Africa where most cocoa is grown.

The drop in cocoa prices means it’s more important than ever to shout about why choosing Fairtrade is so important, but we need to go further.

Choosing Fairtrade makes huge changes – we have seen this first-hand. To go further we’re launching a new 3-year campaign that will encourage everyone in the cocoa sector – consumers, companies, governments and others – to play their part and make a living income a reality for cocoa farmers.

 

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