Fairtrade Fortnight 2019
This year Fairtrade Mossley wants to shine a light on the challenges faced by farmers and workers who produce the things we love to eat, drink and wear.
Fair Ted says, “Have you noticed a change in the price of chocolate bars over the past few years? I can’t say I have. But in fact the price of the cocoa going into our chocolate has plummeted in recent years.
For cocoa farmers like Salimata in Côte d’Ivoire, this has been a disaster, as they struggle to send their children to school, feed their families or pay for medical treatment. Most people don’t realise that this can be the real cost of chocolate”.
Incomes are low and uncertain, that’s why Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 focuses on the women who grow the cocoa for our chocolate treats with a new She Deserves a Living Income campaign.
CHOCOLATE IS A TREAT FOR US.
A LIVING INCOME IS A HUMAN RIGHT FOR FARMERS.
Fair Ted invites you to…
Fairtrade Taster Stalls in Mossley Co-opFri 1st Mar & Wed 6th Mar between 11am and 4pm.
Fair Ted’s Community Big Brew Mossley Methodist ChurchThurs 7th March between 10am and 1pm
Enjoy a Fairtrade cuppa, delicious Fairtrade chocolate treats and cakes. Bacon butties and fruit salad will be on offer too.
Bean to Bar Story – George Lawton Hall foyerVisit from 22nd Feb
Visit the artwork by ReCreate, see how women cocoa farmers begin the process of turning cocoa pods into chocolate treats. Learn why Fairtrade is campaigning for a living income to become a reality for cocoa farmers in West Africa.
FAIR TED SAYS We deserve a chocolate treat now and again
SALIMATA DESERVES A LIVING INCOME
If we can work together with governments, chocolate companies and retailers to make the commitments and policies necessary, then we can make it happen.