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18/02/2021

'Choose the World you Want' this Fairtrade Fortnight

This Fairtrade Fortnight 'Choose the World You Want' and use your voice to tell others about the challenges that farmers face and help them to get a fair price for their crops and their hard work. 

Each year at the end of February, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together for ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’ to share stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes. Unfortunately these people are often exploited and underpaid.

This year, Fairtrade Fortnight will highlight the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with.

With the emergence of the global COVID pandemic, the challenges that farmers face now are bigger than ever before with falling commodity prices and widespread shocks reverberating along our global supply chains. Ongoing poverty in farming communities makes it increasingly hard to cope with the effects of climate change. 

More than ever, farmers need a fair price for their crops and their hard work. Fairtrade works to raise the voices of farmers and workers and prioritise what they need to respond to the environmental crises unfolding in already vulnerable communities.

This fortnight, the Fairtrade Foundation are asking you to ‘Choose the World You Want’ and use your voice to tell others about the challenges that farmers face from climate change. 

Online Festival

The Foundation will be hosting an online festival bringing together schools, universities, businesses, supporters, campaigners and farmers from across the world to choose the world they want.

Click here to sign up for the online festival and enjoy fascinating and fun events featuring all parts of our global Fairtrade community, including Fairtrade farmers and workers, other climate campaigners and of course the amazing grassroots network.  

Are you a young person between the ages of 5-25? Get involved in the ‘Choose the World You Want’ youth exhibition in Fairtrade Fortnight 2021. Click here for more information. 

Schools Resources

Visit the Fairtrade Schools site to download your Education Pack for Primary schools or Secondary schools. ​

Check out this 9-minute virtual visit, where Claire Arnott from the Fairtrade Foundation explores this years Fairtrade Fortnight theme – Climate, Fairtrade and You.

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