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The world’s your oyster this Fairtrade Fortnight, as we whisk you off on an odyssey of discovery – all from the comfort of your armchair. Whether you want to learn how to eat ethically in the climate crisis, know how to grow sustainably or stretch your mental muscle in a fun quiz, this is where you’ll find our full lineup.

New events are being added every day, so be sure to check back!

All times are in GMT and events are free unless othewise stated.

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28 February 11:30 am | Zoom

In discussion with Fairtrade farmers

Host: Fairtrade Foundation 

Patrick Kaberia and Bernard Njoroge, two Kenyan Fairtrade farmers on the front line of the
climate crisis, join us on Zoom for a conversation with Fairtrade Foundation CEO Michael Gidney.

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25 February 12:00 pm | Zoom

A conversation with olive farmer Haj Rafeeq Hussein

Host: Zaytoun 

Join Haj Rafeeq Hussein, a Fairtrade olive farmer from the ancient village of Ti’innik, perched high on a terraced hill in Palestine’s West Bank. He will talk about how climate change brings uncertainty to the seasonal rainfall patterns which are crucial for a good crop and how Fairtrade offers a safety net.

26 February 7:00 pm | Zoom

Music Evening with Ghanaian musician Richard Wiafe

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

Richard Wiafe works for the Golden Exotics Fairtrade fruit project in Accra, Ghana and is also a talented musician. His university studies are funded through the Fairtrade Premium. He has written several songs celebrating Fairtrade including some which he has written exclusively for this festival. Join him for an evening of music and find out what Fairtrade means for Richard and his colleagues at Golden Exotics. This event is sponsored by Bradford Fairtrade Zone.

27 February 11:00 am | Zoom
Cost: Free or £5 with a bag of Jenipher's coffee

Climate Change Coffee Morning with Jenipher / Bore Coffi Newid yn yr Hinsaw

Host: Fair Trade Wales 

Join us for a cuppa and a chat about climate change with a video message from Jenipher, a Fairtrade coffee farmer in Uganda. Jenipher’s Coffi is a new coffee, produced to Fairtrade and Organic standards by farmers on the slopes of Mt Elgon in Uganda and roasted by hand in Wales.

27 February 10:00 am | Zoom

Wake Up and Taste the Coffee

Host: Scottish Fair Trade Forum 

You are invited to Scotland’s big climate justice coffee morning this Fairtrade Fortnight. This is a coffee morning with a twist. With the climate crisis looming large and Fairtrade farmers continuing to tell us climate change is one of their biggest challenges right now, we urge you to join us to hear directly from those immediately affected by the crisis. Our guests will be from the Sholi Fairtrade Coffee Cooperative in Rwanda.

28 February 11:30 am | Zoom

In discussion with Fairtrade farmers

Host: Fairtrade Foundation 

Patrick Kaberia and Bernard Njoroge, two Kenyan Fairtrade farmers on the front line of the
climate crisis, join us on Zoom for a conversation with Fairtrade Foundation CEO Michael Gidney.

3 March 10:00 am | Zoom

Climate, Fairtrade School Uniform and Your School

Host: Koolskools 

Join this free session to discover how embracing Fairtrade school uniform can support global citizenship education at your school. We will be joined by CEO of the Koolskools Fairtrade-licensed factory, Dibella, in India.

4 March 1:00 pm | Zoom

Meet Alice and Agyin, Fairtrade cocoa farmers from Ghana

Host: Divine Chocolate 

Join Divine Chocolate on Thursday 4 March to meet Alice and Agyin, live from a cocoa farm in Ghana. Hear about their lives, how climate change is impacting their ability to farm and how Fairtrade is supporting them in mitigating the effects of changing and unpredictable weather patterns. You will also have the opportunity to ask them questions.

4 March 7:00 pm | Zoom

Nicaragua: Fairtrade, Hurricanes and Climate Justice

Host: Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign 

In November, two hurricanes of unprecedented strength struck Nicaragua, a consequence of the climate crisis. Small-scale producers such as those from SOPPEXCCA, suffered the consequences of climate extremes for which they are least responsible.
Join our webinar to find out about the impact of the hurricanes on the livelihoods of the producers, how trade justice through Fairtrade helped to mitigate the impact, and why trade and climate justice are inseparable.

5 March 12:00 pm | Zoom

Fairtrade in a time of COVID-19

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

Join us for a live linkup to find out how Fairtrade producers in East and West Africa are coping with COVID-19 and creating change for women. As part of York International Women’s Week Festival, York Fair Trade Forum and Shared Interest bring you a unique opportunity to hear directly from people working with Fairtrade farmers and workers in Kenya and Ghana.

8 March 12:00 pm | Zoom

Virtual tour of Hadeel craft workshop in Bethlehem

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

Let Hadeel take you to Palestine! In this, the second of a fortnightly series, you will be shown around the workshop of the Bethlehem Arab Women’s Union. The talented crafters will tell their stories, answer your questions and demonstrate their skills LIVE for you. This event is sponsored by Edinburgh Fairtrade City.

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