Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

This year campaigners are calling for a living income growers and producers in the developing world. The Fairtrade Foundation points out that £1.86 is the amount a cocoa farmer in West Africa needs to earn each day in order to achieve a living income. Currently, a typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p a day. Almost all cocoa farmers in West Africa live in poverty.

For the women the situation is even worse. They may plant and harvest on the farm, look after children, carry water, collect wood, cook and clean for the family, and transport the cocoa beans to market but often with fewer rights than men. 

Co-op Party members will be taking part in events across Kent to highlight the issues, raise funds and enjoy fantastic Fairtrade products.

Thank you Fairtrade for fighting for us. Fairtrade Farmer Quote

Fairtrade Fortnight

Who will be the Co-operative Party Bake-off champion? Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight with the Co-op Party’s Fairtrade banana and chocolate muffin recipe, then go head-to-head for the #fairtradefornight crown on social media.

See https://party.coop/

Fairtrade Fortnight runs until 13 March.

Fairtrade fortnight

Go further for Fairtrade Fortnight

This year, Fairtrade Fortnight is all about supporting smallholder farmers. Half of the world’s hungry are farmers unable to earn a living from the crops they grow. Fairtrade Fortnight runs until Sunday 10 March.