Get involved with Fairtrade Fortnight in our area
How to support Fairtrade Fortnight in our area with the Co-op - find out more about this worthy scheme to help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change
By Layth Yousif
Posted: Thursday, 02nd March 2023 10:39 am
The Co-op is supporting this year's Fairtrade Fortnight, which will highlight the harmful effects climate change is having on the world's food production.
This year's events will run until Sunday, March 12 and will shine a light on the growing climate emergency, which is affecting the foods we love and the communities who produce them.
Some of our favourite products such as bananas, cocoa and coffee are at risk due to climate change, but by choosing Fairtrade products in store, we can make a difference.
By choosing Fairtrade products, you are doing your bit to support farmers and growers in the world's poorest nations.
Jo Cooper Co-op Member Pioneer in our Nub News area says: "Choose Fairtrade Products Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual promotional campaign over two weeks to increase awareness of Fair Trade products.
"It encourages and celebrates everyone who support the goals of Fair Trade but who may also be committed to the more general concepts of fair trade, ethical trading or concerned by development issues."
'By choosing Fairtrade, you can support producers on the frontline of the climate crisis'
The Co-op has been supporting the Fairtrade movement for 29 years. The company believes that if everyone makes a choice to buy Fairtrade, we can overcome unfairness in the food chain and have a meaningful impact.
Cate Hickey, Fairtrade Manager at Co-op said: "The world is facing a climate crisis – it is affecting the foods we love and the communities who produce them.
"But by choosing Fairtrade, you can support producers on the frontline of the climate crisis and help to protect the future of our food.
"At Co-op, Fairtrade is core to our vision of co-operating for a fairer world. Co-op's commitment to Fairtrade means producers are provided with better incomes and training to adapt to climate challenges.
"You can take part in Fairtrade Fortnight by simply choosing Fairtrade, by spreading the word or by hosting a Fairtrade Fortnight event. Together, we can champion Fairtrade. Remember, what you put in your basket can make a positive change to lives around the world and the planet we love."
You can download a Fairtrade bingo game here.
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