Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 runs until 12th March and this year is highlighting the effect of the climate crisis on the food products and the livelihoods of the farmers that grow them. Fifty per cent of the world’s global emissions are caused by the highest-earning 10% of the population¹, however it is frequently the poorest communities already facing hardship that are feeling the worst effects of climate change.
Crops like bananas, coffee, cocoa and tomatoes are becoming harder to grow in some countries and thus more difficult to buy. Fairtrade Fortnight aims to spread a simple message: “making the small switch to Fairtrade supports producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet”². This year Fairtrade launched an immersive retail experience ‘The Endangered Aisle’, open on Shoreditch High Street, London (until 2nd March 2023).
To find out more about how to get involved and understand more about the importance of Fairtrade visit www.fairtrade.org.uk.