In our most recent Eco meeting, we have been brainstorming ideas linked to Fairtrade Fortnight.
Fairtrade Fortnight – What is it?
Fairtrade Fortnight is an action-packed highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries. (A developing country is poor country who is seeking to improve its economic and social development.)
Fairtrade Fortnight 2018: Monday 26 February – Sunday 11 March
What is Fairtrade?
Fair trade is a way of buying and selling products that allows the farmers to be paid a fair price for their produce, and have better working conditions.
Trade is ‘unfair’ when farmers receive very low income and have poor conditions while the companies that sell their products make lots of money from them.
The Fairtrade Mark was introduced in 1994; it is a symbol awarded to products that are sold under certain fair-trading conditions.
Look out for this symbol on the foods you buy. If it has this symbol, then it means your product has been traded fairly, and the farmers who produced it have been given a fair wage.
Watch this space for more information about Fairtrade Fortnight!