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.
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Fairtrade Fortnight 2018: Monday 26 February - Sunday 11 March
'For hundreds of years, we were taught to serve, to be workers. Now with Fairtrade, we are entrepreneurs'
Marcial Quintero, member of Coobana, a Fairtrade banana co-operative in Panama.
It’s a scandalous reality that millions of farmers and workers are still being ripped off despite working hard to provide the products we love. Unfairness in global trade is rooted in centuries of exploitation.
Yet across the globe, Marcial and hard-working producers like him are unravelling this legacy. They’re fighting for a fair deal, supported by Fairtrade, earning their way out of poverty and transforming their communities.
Together we’re stronger, and more people choosing, sharing and shouting about Fairtrade in the UK means more power to producers like Marcial to break the stranglehold of poverty prices.
There’s never been a more important time to stand with producers through Fairtrade – to protect the progress you’ve achieved alongside them, and to welcome more people – supporters, producers, businesses - into Fairtrade.
This Fairtrade Fortnight, stand with farmers like Marcial to close the door on exploitation, and welcome more people into Fairtrade.
'Before joining Fairtrade we didn't see any benefits, development or profit. The price we received per box wasn't enough to cover our costs - and for 17 years it didn't change. Since starting with Fairtrade, it's made a mega-revolution in our lives.' Marcial Quintero, Coobana
How do I invite people in to Fairtrade?
It's up to you! From breakfasts to banquets, bake-offs to business awards, every Fairtrade Fortnight communities across the UK use their creativity, connections and local knowledge (not to mention effort!) to open more doors to Fairtrade.
Hear more from Marcial about the 'mega-revolution' Fairtrade has enabled in his community, and get ideas to invite people to come on in to Fairtrade in this action guide to kick start planning with your group. We will be sharing ideas on this page in the build up to Fairtrade Fortnight, so that you can see what others are up to. We'd love to hear what you have planned too, please let us know.
Further links and resources
New films: Click here to find 3 new films to help you invite people to come on in to Fairtrade this year. Don't forget the Fairtrade Foundation YouTube channel, which has many more films of varying lengths that you may wish to use.
Resources and event packs: Visit our online shop to order your resources.
Church resources: Are available to download here.
Digital resources and producer photos: A suite of digital resources are available to download on the resource library.
Schools resources: Visit the Fairtrade Schools page for a range of activities suitable for schools, and the Schools Fairtrade Fortnight Action Guide. Brand new lesson plans for Fairtrade Fortnight are on the way, and there's a new virtual reality film allowing you to virtually visit the farm of Samuel, a Kenyan coffee farmer. Event packs are also ideal for schools, and can be ordered from the online shop.
- Go to Fairtrade Fortnight for businesses