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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.

Schools

2006 Visitors to Guernsey

Pic by Daniel Guerin 05-12-05 St Peter Port Secondary School Students Kiera Nichols, Matt Le Page and Sam Crawford with Fairtrade campaigners Simeon Green and Bruce Crowther.

St Peter Port Secondary School
Students Kiera Nichols, Matt Le Page and Sam Crawford with Fairtrade campaigners Simeon Greene and Bruce Crowther.

2006, Visit to Guernsey by Simeon Greene and Bruce Crowther.

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Fairtrade visitors from back in 2006

Pic by Daniel Guerin 05-12-05 St Peter Port Secondary School Students Kiera Nichols, Matt Le Page and Sam Crawford with Fairtrade campaigners Simeon Green and Bruce Crowther.

St Peter Port Secondary School.

Students Kiera Nichols, Matt Le Page and Sam Crawford with Fairtrade campaigners Simeon Green and Bruce Crowther.

 

 

 

 

 

Pic by Daniel Guerin 06-12-05 St Peter Port Secondary School Fairtrade food meeting with students l-r Pupil Robert Neath, Fairtrade campaigner Simeon Green, student Aaron Lamb, Fairtrade campaigner Bruce Crowther and Lloyds TSB sponsor Michael Starkey REF: 0266488.JPG

St Peter Port Secondary School.
Fairtrade food meeting with students
l-r Pupil Robert Neath, Fairtrade campaigner Simeon Green, student Aaron Lamb, Fairtrade campaigner Bruce Crowther and Lloyds TSB sponsor Michael Starkey.

 

BBC TV news reader George Alagiah –
Patron of the Fairtrade Foundation was in Guernsey to promote making the island Fairtrade.

News Schools

2017 Fairtrade Fortnight (27 February – 12 March, 2017)

Following the popularity of this year’s Big Fairtrade Breakfast, the team at the Fairtrade Foundation are hard at work on next year’s Fairtrade Fortnight (27 February – 12 March, 2017).

In 2017, we’ll be building on our message that many of the farmers and workers who grow our food don’t earn enough to feed their families, and connecting consumers with the challenges they face – all through the medium of breaks! With your help, we want them to understand how buying Fairtrade can help break the cycle of poverty..