Climate, Fairtrade and You

20th February 2021, 7:42pm | By Jane Jones |


                 Fairtrade Fortnight 22nd February – 7th March 2021
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face. Fairtrade helps farmers adapt, mitigate and become more resilient, and supports businesses and consumers to be part of a more sustainable supply chain.
Farmers are on the front line of climate change. For millions of farming families and communities worldwide, especially those in the global south, the impacts of climate change are a daily reality.
Beatrice is a cocoa farmer at a Fairtrade cooperative in Ghana. For Beatrice, climate change is one of the biggest challenges she faces – for several years rain no longer comes when she ex- pects it, effecting her farm’s productivity and making it hard to plan activities on her farm.
Fairtrade needs your help to put farmers’ voices at the heart of tackling the climate cri- sis and share the reality of their struggles. Our global trading system is balanced in fa- vour of the powerful few. Trapped in this system, farmers already struggle to meet their immediate needs. More than ever, they need a fair price for their crops and their hard work.
Fairtrade works to raise the voices of farmers and workers and prioritise what they need to respond to the environmental crises unfolding in already vulnerable communi- ties. This Fortnight, we are asking you to ‘Choose the World You Want’ and use your voice to tell others about the challenges that farmers face from climate change.
The Fairtrade Foundation https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/

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