Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

Fairtrade Fortnight is the annual opportunity to raise awareness of trade issues.

24 Feb – 9 March

This year the focus is on bananas!
They are the most popular and most traded fruit in the world and in the UK along we eat over five billion a year.
Yet whilst the banana business is booming, the truth is that not everyone is enjoying the benefits.

The majority of bananas we eat are grown in Latin America, the Caribbean or Africa, by workers on large plantations or by small-scale farmers. Many of these farmers and workers are seeing their earnings cut in real terms while also grappling with rising costs of production. Shockingly, many still can’t always afford to put food on the table for their families or provide the basics such as education or healthcare.

Something has to change,
and that’s why, this Fairtrade Fortnight
a man with a plan is coming.

If you want to get involved, you can download a Church Action Guide with some great ideas for worship and activities for young people.
A more detailed guide for Fairtrade Fortnight can be found here.

Following the success of last year’s Strictly Come Baking, the District will be again be hosting a Fairtrade Baking Competition on Monday March 3rd in the Winter Gardens.
Download a poster here
Download a flyer with instructions on how to enter here