FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT– the annual initiative led by the Fairtrade Foundation, runs from
Monday 25thFebruary to Sunday 10thMarch
For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. This year we are focusing on the people – in particular the women – who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much.
Perhaps one of the simplest ways to support cocoa farmers around the world, is by buying Fairtrade chocolate and cocoa. While this doesn’t immediately solve all the issues, keeping up the demand allows farmers to sell more of their cocoa on Fairtrade terms thus increasing their income.
SACREdplace will be hosting a Fairtrade Event on Wednesday 27thFebruary from 10am until 2pm.
Over a Fairtrade cuppa and slice of Fairtrade chocolate cake, let your friends know why they should choose Fairtrade. Most people are unaware of the extreme injustices in the cocoa supply chain but by choosing Fairtrade we can begin to make a difference.