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5 ways Fairtrade farmers help protect flora and fauna…..

Tackling climate change is at the heart of the fair trade movement, as it threatens the livelihoods of those we are working to protect.

Fairtrade farmers are among the people who have contributed the least to the climate crisis but are already considerably affected; studies show Africa is the continent most vulnerable to climate change. It takes 21 people from Cote d’Ivoire to have the same carbon footprint as one person in the UK. Farmers rely on the land they farm for their livelihoods and yet, due to low incomes, those in the Global South often have lower resilience to face the impacts of climate breakdown.

Environmental protection is deeply ingrained in Fairtrade. 2.38 million hectares of farmland are protected by Fairtrade climate change adaptation plans. We support farmers to combat climate change through technical advice, fairer wages, special partner supported programmes and our environmentally friendly Fairtrade Standards.

Find out more……..

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/media-centre/blog/5-ways-fairtrade-farmers-help-protect-flora-and-fauna/

News Schools

FAIRTRADE AND CLIMATE JUSTICE

FAIRTRADE AND CLIMATE JUSTICE

Millions of people across the globe who provide us with our food and fashion are on the front line of the climate emergency. They’re trapped in an unfair trading system that will only drive us further into crisis.

But crucially, together, we can still win a better future.

Fairtrade farmers and workers are fighting back demanding trade that will create a sustainable future for people and planet, and using sustainable farming techniques in line with our Fairtrade Standards.

They are already taking steps to tackle climate change. Will you join them? Add you name to stand with farmers and show businesses and the government in this country we will not accept inaction.

Sign to join the Fairtrade fight against the climate crisis

 

Events Schools

Home Learning Challenge for ages 7 – 11

This week, your Home Learning Challenge is to learn more about the farmers behind your cuppa. Join Tayna on her ‘Next Fairtrade Adventure’ to learn more about the effects of climate change on tea farming and how Fairtrade can tackle some of these effects.

My Next Fairtrade Adventure Ages 7-11

Here are our favourite two activities this week! 

Host a virtual Fairtrade tea party

Stock up on Fairtrade tea and host your own virtual Fairtrade tea party! Decorate place mats or menus, get stuck into some Fairtrade baking and give your grandparents or friends a call! If you’re not keen on technology, have your tea party with others in your house. 

Design a Fairtrade tea box

You’ve been tasked with designing the latest box of Fairtrade tea! Watch ‘My Next Fairtrade Adventure‘ for design inspiration and use your creativi-tea!

Send pictures of your tea party or tea box to schools@fairtrade.org.uk or tag us on Twitter (@FairtradeUKEd) for a chance to be featured in our next newsletter. And don’t forget to visit our website for more tea-riffic resources! 

Fairtrade Fortnight Resources Schools Supporters

We need your help to reach more islanders with the Fairtrade message

Dear Supporter

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 24th February until 8th March 2020.

This is a Fairtrade renewal year for Guernsey, and we need your help to reach more islanders with the Fairtrade message and show them the power they have as consumers and active citizens.

Through various events, we’ll be telling the stories of Fairtrade cocoa farmers and explaining the different that only Fairtrade makes to women like Therese and Edith.

Receiving the Fairtrade Minimum Price and Premium has enabled Therese to send her children to school and give them opportunities she did not have. For Edith, being a Fairtrade certified farmer, has enabled her to access training and empowered her to diversify her income to bring in more money for her and her family.

Only Fairtrade is fighting for cocoa farmers to earn the living incomes they deserve as well as supporting these women to raise their voices and bring positive change to their families and communities.

We need your help to share their stories and show the demand for chocolate made by companies doing business differently. You could hold a storytelling session in your workplace, school or church, take part in our plans to spread their stories across the island by hiding some ‘storybombs’ for people to find, or display some posters where staff and the public can see them.

There’s still time to order resources directly from the Fairtrade Foundation or get in touch with the Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group via info@fairtradeguernsey.com to see how we can help.

The Campaigner Action Guide plus ideas for how your business or community organisation can get involved are available to download from the Fairtrade Fortnight website.

We’d love to hear what you’re planning for this Fairtrade Fortnight so hit reply and let us know!

Don’t forget to look out for details of our plans at  https://www.facebook.com/FairtradeGuernsey/.

We hope to see you at some of our events!

Thank you for your support.

Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group

Fairtrade Fortnight News Schools

SAVE THE DATE: FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2020, MONDAY 24TH FEBRUARY TO SUNDAY 8TH MARCH

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 festivities happening across Britain, the Fairtrade Guernsey Steering
Group is organising a series of events for islanders to learn more about and celebrate the people who grow
and make the products we use every day – in particular, chocolate!

This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight tells the stories of the farmers behind the £4billion UK chocolate industry
who are, against the odds, becoming role models and successful businesswomen in their local
communities in West Africa.

Fairtrade’s She Deserves campaign highlights research on the cocoa sector in West Africa, where 60% of
the world’s cocoa is grown, revealing the average farmer lives on as little as 74p per day and despite
carrying out much of the farming needed to produce cocoa, women earn even less. This is well below the
extreme poverty line of $1.90 (about £1.40) per day. It isn’t enough to support the most basic needs such
as fresh water and food, education and healthcare. This Fairtrade Fortnight campaigners are sharing
stories far and wide so chocolate lovers know what is behind their bar to equip all of us to make choices
that can change cocoa farmers’ stories for the better.