Farmers are those who have helped shape and move the world. Many people don’t realize the importance of farmers in maintaining food supplies around the world. They often get less for their consumption.
Fairtrade Fortnight, a holiday that is based in the United Kingdom, aims to raise awareness about the global food crisis and give back to those farmers who are most disadvantaged.
Fairtrade Fortnight was first launched at the Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge in 1997 by Lady Marion Fraser (chairperson of Christian Aid). To commemorate the debut of the new holiday, Lady Marion Fraser broke a bar Fairtrade chocolate to mark the occasion.
It has been an extremely successful campaign since then, hosted annually by the Fairtrade organization. Fairtrade is a UK-based charity which works to empower farmers and producers in developing countries. It aims to end injustices in trade and improve the lives of farmers.
Thousands of people from across the UK gather to celebrate those who grow our food, and to support those who are being exploited by global economic systems.
Fairtrade is a charity that encourages people donate on this day to help raise awareness about the unfair trade system. Their website states that many farmers are left without enough food due to the high demand from developed countries like the United Kingdom.
Fairtrade Fortnight aims to convince people that Fairtrade Fortnight can improve the lives and livelihoods of workers and farmers all over the world.
Sign a petition to help reduce poverty in the countries where you trade. Use their online resources to host a Fairtrade event.
Fairtrade symbols are available at local supermarkets. In the hope of raising funds, host a fundraiser at your community center.
Use the hashtag #FairtradeFortnight to share this holiday with your friends on social media. Let them know that you care about the origins of your food and are willing to give back.