Fairtrade Fortnight 2023
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Fairtrade Fortnight comes along each year in February/March—it is an opportunity to highlight Fairtrade opportunities and to celebrate how Fairtrade is helping producers
around the world. This year it also highlights the threat to these producers from climate change.
This year, Perth and Kinross Fair Trade Steering group have teamed up with Co-op pioneers to launch an exciting schools poster competition. For others who want to find out more about fair trade, and meet the producers, there are a number of online events; there are some specifically for schools (infant, primary and secondary) while others— The Big Fairtrade Get Togethers - are free for anyone to join. To find out more visit the Fairtrade website.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know coffee, bananas and chocolate could soon be much more difficult to find on our shelves?
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.
But here’s the good news.
More of us choosing Fairtrade means extra income, power, and support for those communities.
By making the small switch to Fairtrade, we can all support producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet.
THE ENDANGERED AISLE
As part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2023, on Tuesday 28 February, Fairtrade launches the Endangered Aisle. This will be a pop-up experience in Shoreditch, east London. It will be open to the public from 28 February – 2 March.
The Endangered Aisle will shine a light on the supermarket staples most at risk of becoming endangered from the climate crisis, including coffee, bananas and chocolate.
As part of the launch, Fairtrade will release new research highlighting how climate change is endangering the future of supermarket staples grown by farmers overseas. These findings will be showcased at the Endangered Aisle and available on this website.
Check back soon more more information and keep an eye on our social media:
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED IN FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2023
1. JOIN OUR BIG FAIRTRADE GET TOGETHERS
This year we are running free online Big Fairtrade Get Togethers.
Sign up to these exciting live events to hear from Fairtrade farmers and other experts on how we can have a sustainable future for our favourite foods. These free events will run throughout Fairtrade Fortnight and are open to everyone.
If you’re organising a local event, you could tune in to these Big Fairtrade Get Togethers as a group. There will be chances to ask questions of our expert panel too.
We will not be able to provide speakers for events this Fairtrade Fortnight. We encourage any groups wishing to hear directly from the team to join the Big Fairtrade Get Togethers.
2. SPREAD THE WORD
We need action taking place in every part of the country to spread the word about the power of Fairtrade.
Whether it’s a coffee morning, a quiz night, social media post or something completely different, we look forward to hearing more about what’s going on in your area. Visit our Resource Library for more tools and ideas on how to spread the word.
Want some inspiration? Check out nine Fairtrade Fortnight events that really stood out for us in 2022.
Or hear campaigners speak about their 2023 plans during our Campaign Catch Up on Fairtrade Fortnight 2023.
3. BUY FAIRTRADE
Choosing Fairtrade now can help save the future of our favourite foods. You can find out all about different Fairtrade commodities on our Buying Fairtrade pages – you might be surprised!
During Fortnight, we’re planning a number of exciting activities – sign up to the newsletter to be the first to hear.