Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight is a fun-filled 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.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March. Sign up to our latest news to be the first to hear of the theme and focus of the campaign.

If you'd like to have a producer visit your area in 2017 email us at volunteer.towns@fairtrade.org.uk - if possible, please include any preliminary plans you have and how long you would be able to host a visitor for.

Sit down for breakfast, stand up for farmers! 29 February - 13 March 2016

The campaign website for Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 lives on at www.fairtrade.org.uk/breakfast. If you're looking for resources and support for your events you can still find information here.

As Martin Luther King famously said, ‘before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’. Despite our dependence on farmers and workers for the foods, drinks and products that we love, about 795 million people are undernourished globally.

The people who grow the food we take for granted can’t always feed their own families. We can support farmers and workers to put food on the table for their families by harnessing the power of a Fairtrade breakfast.

When people are paid a fairer price, they can have more control over their lives when times are hard, and worry less about how they will feed their families. Whether it’s the extra cash in their pockets or being able to expand their farms to grow more food to eat, Fairtrade means many farmers and workers are able to fulfil a basic human need – to put enough food on the table for the people they care about, all year round.

Over 60,000 people had pledged a Fairtrade breakfast by the end of Fairtrade Fortnight, making their breakfasts count for farmers and workers.

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