People encouraged to make the step to Fairtrade
Published: 28 February 2023
Coffee growers from Rwanda will be in Exeter on Saturday (4 March) to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight.
They’ll be attending a Fairtrade Coffee Morning at Exeter’s historic Guildhall in the High Street, between 10am and 1pm. Members of the public will have a chance to meet the growers and chat to them about the challenges they face in getting their product to the market.
Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 27 February until 12 March, encouraging people to make the small switch to Fairtrade, supporting producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet.
This year’s event also raises the issue of Climate Change and the actions that are needed to make a change.
We’re already seeing the effect on some fruit and veg caused by climate change and coffee, bananas and chocolate could soon be much more difficult to buy.
Climate change is making crops like these harder and harder to grow. Combined with deeply unfair trade, communities growing these crops are being pushed to the brink.
Fairtrade works with farmers and workers so they can improve their living standards, invest in their communities and businesses, and protect the shared environment.
Fairtrade achieves this by rallying a global community of millions – farmers and workers, supply chain partners, brands, retailers, shoppers, schools, government – to pay fair prices and uphold fair production standards and practices.
Fair prices provide an immediate lifeline for farmers and workers struggling with low incomes and disadvantaged by global trade.
Fairtrade will also have a stall at the Exeter International Women’s Festival at the Exeter Phoenix on Saturday 11 March. To find out more go to the Phoenix website at https://exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/exeter-international-womens-festival-2/