Choose the World You Want

Fairtrade Fortnight is from 21st February to 6th March this year.

The theme is ‘Choose The World You Want’: a call for everyone to stand up for farmers and producers across the globe and choose a different type of trade. One that stands for fairness and justice and is part of the solution to the climate and ecological crisis.

Campaigners, shoppers, students and businesses will come together in a show of support for the farmers behind our food on the front line of the climate crisis.

From online panels, to bake-offs and coffee mornings, over 100 events will take place up and down the UK, shouting about the power of Fairtrade and what needs to happen next to ensure farmers and workers are put front and centre of conversations on how to tackle the climate crisis.

We are delighted to announce that the online ‘Choose the World you Want’ Festival will return for the duration of the fortnight.

Click here for more details: Choose the World you Want online Festival 


Check out some great Fair Trade resources for Lent under the ‘Faith Groups’ tab on this website.


Chocolate Has A Name: Sunday 6th March 2022 at 6pm
An online event organised by Africaniwa (based in Halifax) and sponsored by Fairtrade Yorkshire

Join us for an online evening of story telling, music and art with the Africaniwa tribe from the UK, Ghana and around the world. Renowned musician, Richard Wiafe (pictured) is one of the featured artists.

Richard Wiafe

Here is the link to register:

Meeting Registration – Zoom

Most people who grow the cocoa that goes to make our favourite chocolate bars can’t afford to buy the fruits of their labours. Too often the cocoa beans are whisked off to the coast and sent off in ships to be processed in Europe. Children of cocoa farmers deserve better jobs in cocoa growing areas so they can stay with their families. And you can help.

Africaniwa are raising funds for a landmark project to incorporate cocoa processing into the curriculum of basic schools in cocoa growing communities in Ghana using Tarkwa Breman Girls School in the Western Region as pilot.

The pilot is expected to involve 6 staff and 210 pupils. We are working with a chocolate maker in Accra to deliver training to the teachers. Some of the pupils and teachers will be joining us live from Ghana on the evening to share their experiences and hopes for the project.

Throughout the evening you will have an opportunity to find out about the project and contribute to the fundraiser. We hope you enjoy hearing our story and if you are able, we’d be very grateful if you could help us raise funds to support the teachers and students in this vocational education programme.


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