Get clued up: Fairtrade
Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference by thinking carefully about our everyday choices. It’s about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for small-scale farmers.
Farmers and producers in the developing world – and some closer to home – are often the ones who bear the costs and risks of trade, while global companies make the profits.
Fairtrade products such as cocoa, sugar, fruit, cotton and thousands of other top quality goods have been bought by companies for sustainable prices. This ensures that the world’s poorest growers and producers are able to earn a decent living and have a little extra to put back into their communities.
Why does CAFOD support Fairtrade?
CAFOD founded the Fairtrade Foundation in 1992 along with Christian Aid, Oxfam, Traidcraft, the World Development Movement and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes.
We believe we are all part of the global food system - which means we have the power to change it. Changing the food we buy and choosing products from Fairtrade companies is one of the ways we can help tackle poverty.
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What is Fairtrade Fortnight?
Fairtrade Fortnight is a key moment for you to get involved with a CAFOD campaign and speak out for justice in solidarity with the world’s poorest communities.
This year Fairtrade Fortnight will run from 24 February to 9 March.
It’s an ideal chance to look at what’s on our plates and think more carefully about the food we buy and who produces it.
Find out more about this Fairtrade Fortnight>>>
How can you get involved?
There are plenty of ways to get involved during Fairtrade Fortnight. You can host local events or take up the Fortnight’s challenge, or you can take steps as a community to become an official Fairtrade parish or diocese.
Become a Fairtrade parish>>>
Become a Fairtrade diocese>>>