This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight is from 22 February to 7 March. The theme is Choose the World You Want, which highlights the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with. They have done the least to contribute to climate change but are disproportionately affected by it.
Climate change is one of their biggest challenges, while low prices for their crops mean that they are struggling to survive. Only with more money will they feel equipped to meet their everyday needs and deal with the challenges they face from climate change. The climate crisis is an immediate and ever-increasing threat and those in climate-vulnerable countries are already seeing its impacts from droughts and crop disease to floods, heatwaves and shrinking harvests.
Ways in which your business can become involved in Fairtrade Fortnight are here and you can sign up to the virtual festival here. There are also details of a Fairtrade Community Arts Festival with events sponsored by the Edinburgh FT Group here.
You can download a full list of events and ways you can get involved from the Edinburgh Fair Trade City Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 Newsletter here.