Food for Life are excited to be supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 from Monday 26 February to Sunday 11 March. Fairtrade UK are challenging the British public to open their doors to Fairtrade and help close the door on the exploitation facing the people who produce the things we love to eat, drink, and wear. Why not get involved too?
There will be thousands of exciting activities taking place including breakfast, breaks, bake-offs and more! You are invited to ‘Come On In’ and find out what life can be like for farmers and workers aren’t paid fairly. This is your chance to find out how business, farmers, schools and shoppers can all help to make a change!
Marcial Quintero is a member of Coobana, a Fairtrade banana co-operative in Panama said: “Before joining Fairtrade we didn’t see any benefits, development or profit. The price we used to receive per box wasn’t enough to cover our costs – and for 17 years the price didn’t change. Since starting with Fairtrade it’s made a mega-revolution in our lives.”
Adam Gardner, Communities Campaigns Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation said:
“More people choosing, sharing and shouting about Fairtrade in the UK during Fairtrade Fortnight will open doors for more producers like Marcial to break the stranglehold of poverty prices.”
Fairtrade is the most widely recognised ethical label in the world and one that has paved a more conscious way of shopping since it started more than 22 years ago. It currently works with 1.6 million farmers and workers across 74 developing countries, providing a safety net against volatile market prices and the Fairtrade Premium - often the only resource to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions.
More information about the campaign here or follow #FairtradeFortnight to keep up to date with all the latest activity.