Fairtrade Fortnight 2020

Fairtrade Fortnight 2020

Fairtrade Fortnight is back! Monday 24 February – Sunday 8 March 2020.

Each year Fairtrade Fortnight gives people across the UK the opportunity to celebrate Fairtrade achievements and learn more about the difference that Fairtrade makes.

In 2020 we will continue our mission to ensure that all farmers are paid fairly for their work and are able to earn a living income, starting with cocoa farmers in West Africa.

As this is year two of our living incomes campaign, the resources you have from last year can still be used at 2020 community events, but we will also have some brand new materials available to order including our exciting ‘storybombs’!

More information about the 2020 campaign.

How can I get involved?

What happened in 2019 – read more.

What is Fair Trade Wales doing?

  • We’re organising producer visits with groups who haven’t had a visit in four years or more.

  • With Fairtrade Foundation we are organising a storytelling event in Cardiff on 2 March focused on women and the #SheDeserves theme. Book free tickets and more information.

  • Hosting an event? Get in touch to see how we can support you.

Why should I get involved?

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.