Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 will run from Monday 24th February to Sunday 8th March.
These two weeks are a fantastic opportunity to learn about Fairtrade and share the stories of the people who grow our food and drink.
In 2019, we made a commitment to talk about the unfairness at the heart of the chocolate industry for three years. This year marks the second year of our campaign against unfair trade. This provides a fantastic opportunity for students to deepen their engagement with these critical current issues.
Last year, schools across the country learnt about the cocoa supply chain and the power that we all have as chocolate consumers. You learnt about some incredible farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, and learnt about the journey from cocoa bean to chocolate bar!
This year we are continuing to focus on cocoa, but students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of wider global issues. Make sure you download your Schools Action Guide for ideas of how you can get involved. We’ve produced a number of resources for schools that tell the inspiring story of the cocoa farmers of the Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone, who have come together to protect the rainforest and earn a decent living through Fairtrade. These resources will be available at the end of January, but in the meantime we have an exciting sneak peak of what’s to come…
Are you planning an event for Fairtrade Fortnight?
Keep an eye out for your free Fairtrade Fortnight Event Pack! It will be available to order soon and contains everything you need to organise and promote an event for Fairtrade Fortnight. If you’re planning a conference or big event and you’re looking for a Fairtrade speaker, fill out our Speaker Request Form.
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