Upcoming Fairtrade Fortnight will shine light on climate emergency

Fairtrade Fortnight will highlight the importance of everyone doing their bit to help the farmers who grow our food.

By Kate Baxter

Posted: Thursday, 23rd February 2023 7:00 am

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from February 27 to March 12 (Credit: Fairtrade)
Fairtrade Fortnight runs from February 27 to March 12 (Credit: Fairtrade)
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This year's Fairtrade Fortnight will highlight the harmful effects climate change is having on the world's food production. 

The Co-op is supporting Fairtrade Fortnight, which will run from February 27 to March 12. 

This year's events 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 the 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. 

Why not swap one of your regular purchases, such a tea, for a Fairtrade option? 

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."

How can I help? 

You can help by choosing Fairtrade products wherever possible. 

Why not organise a Fairtrade Fortnight event and spread the words to friends, family and the community about the importance of Fairtrade. 

You can download a Fairtrade bingo game here

Co-op membership helps support local causes and the Co-op's national charity partners. See www.coop.co.uk/membership to find out more or become a Co-op Member.


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