Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight (24/2 to 8/3) this year is all about women, cocoa and the need for living incomes. We’re going to be telling the stories of women farmers in West Africa and how hard they work for far less than a living income.  The focus is on women’s rights but also on the ways that the changing climate is making farmers’ lives harder and threatening supplies. Everyone knows that Fairtrade is about a fair price but it’s also about building communities, human rights, empowering women and tackling the climate crisis.

Fairtrade can change lives but we need far more people to ask for and buy Fairtrade products!

Find out more about Fairtrade locally here

In Portsmouth our events include:

 

  • In Havant, our events include:

On Thursday 27th Feb, we’ll have an information stall and will be giving out bananas in the Meridian centre from 9.30 until about 11.00.

On 27/2 Maureen is hosting a supper Club on CAFOD and Fairtrade

On Saturday 29th there’ll be  a Fairtrade Tea Party  from 3.00 to 5.00pm in International House, Emsworth Methodist Church, with a small Traidcraft stall and with Palestinian goods for sale. Free entry.  More inofrmation from Patricia 01243 378560.

Also on Saturday 29th, we’re having a Fairtrade supper and evening of story-telling at Havant United Reformed Church from 7.00 to 9.00. A plant-based meal using Fairtrade ingredients.  Stories, film, stalls, singing provided by members of the Africappella group. Tickets £5 from Sue 07752 427408 or from the church or any member of the group

 

 

On March 3rd from 8.30 to 11.so Jenny is organising a Fairtrade breakfast and coffee morning at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, Hayling Island.

On Friday 6th March, the Mayor of Havant is hosting a Fairtrade coffee morning 10.30am-12noon in the Hurstwood Room, Public Service Plaza, Havant. Tickets £2.50, pay on door.

Waterlooville library – display booked for Feb

In Fareham, there’ll be a Fairtrade information stall in the shopping centre

 

To organise something yourself check out the Fairtrade Fortnight Guide from the Fairtrade Foundation