Farewell Fairtrade Fortnight

March 15, 2021

It’s been a very different Fairtrade Fortnight in 2021, but a really good one and we hope you enjoyed it too!

We loved seeing all the amazing activities happening in classrooms and online across Wales. There were quizzes, yarn bombing, school competitions, banana splits, drawings and more!

Fair Trade Wales hosted a Climate Change Coffee Morning with Jenipher Wettaka Sambazi, a coffee producer from Uganda and Jenipher’s Coffi. People joined from Wales and beyond and we found out more about Jenipher’s life, how climate change is affecting her livelihood and how Fairtrade supports her. Jenipher’s Coffi is connecting Uganda to Wales by selling her coffee. You can watch Jenipher’s video message to find out more.

We also supported Swansea Fair Trade Forum and the Environment Centre with their panel event, ‘Climate Justice for a Fairer World’ featuring some amazing speakers across the sector including Jane Davidson, Paul Allen, Shenona Mitra, Robin Roth and Allan Saidi.

Sarah Philpott adapted her Chocolate and Tahini cake into a special Fairtrade Fortnight cake recipe using fairtrade ingredients and we made a recipe video showing you exactly how to make it. It’s really tasty, we recommend trying it.

This Fairtrade Fortnight we focused on climate justice and the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with. 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.

Still want to support Fairtrade?

  1. Buy Fairtrade – make sure you look for the fairtrade mark on products and know you’re helping communities across the world to live a fairer life. There are your local fairtrade shops and Traidcraft.
  2. Sign up – You can sign up to our monthly newsletter for the latest news and information straight to your inbox.
  3. Join in – there are local Fairtrade groups you can join across Wales and help promote the movement in your community.