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BIG Fairtrade Breakfast kicks off Fairtrade Fortnight 2020…..

Enjoy a great breakfast, share in fellowship and help to celebrate the start of Fairtrade Fortnight.
BIG Fairtrade Breakfast
Les Cotils Harry Bound Room
Saturday 22 February 2020
8.45 a.m. Finishing at 10.00 a.m.
Guest Speakers- Dame Mary Perkins DBE and Matthew Price, Chief Editor BBC Channel Islands
£10 for Full English and £6.75 continental.

Poster for BIG FT Breakfast 2020 FINAL

Fairtrade Fortnight

Here’s what happened this year….

Fairtrade Fortnight in 2019 focused on the people – in particular the women – who grow the cocoa in our chocolate. £1.86* is the amount a cocoa farmer in West Africa needs to earn each day in order to achieve a living income. Currently, a typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p** a day. Almost all cocoa farmers in West Africa live in poverty.

For the women the situation is even worse. They may plant and harvest on the farm, look after children, carry water, collect wood, cook and clean for the family, and transport the cocoa beans to market but often with fewer rights than men.

This is why we at Fairtrade are campaigning for a living income to become a reality for cocoa farmers in West Africa. If we can work together with governments, chocolate companies and retailers to make the commitments and policies necessary, then we can make it happen.

We made a huge noise in 2019 with 4000 campaigner events reaching 1 million people, 10,000 new supporters joining us on our journey, and businesses and MPs making their voices heard on the issues of living incomes. On 7 August 2019, Ivorian Independence Day, Fairtrade campaigners joined Fairtrade Foundation staff at 10 Downing Street to hand in a petition with more than 50,000 signatures calling for Boris Johnson to back cocoa farmers fighting for a fairer deal through
UK-funded aid projects, business and human rights legislation, and joining international efforts that unite governments, chocolate companies and civil society to achieve living incomes.

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TONIGHT – Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group AGM followed by Special Fairtrade Meal…

……on Tuesday 5 March 2019.

…starting at 6.30 p.m. in The Drawing Room, Hotel de Havelet, St Peter Port.

….followed at 7.00 p.m. by enjoying the Special Fairtrade Menu (see attached) in the Copenhagen Bar and Grill.

Everyone welcome to both events. Please reserve your place for the meal to assist catering arrangements – email:stevemauger@cwgsy.net

Hotel de Havelet Fairtrade Menu 2019

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Fairtrade Fortnight: all about chocolate

Fairtrade Fortnight: all about chocolate
Saturday 2nd March, 10am-12pm at Guille-Allés Library

A family event aimed at 4-11-year-olds to celebrate and learn all about cocoa and chocolate. Who grows cocoa and where? What are their lives like? How are the beans made into chocolate? How can we make the industry fairer for farmers?

There will be activities, crafts and films to help find the answers to all of these questions, a guided sensory chocolate tasting, and a chocolate-themed story time at 11am.