Fairtrade Fortnight focuses on women who deserve a living income

CAYAT womens society Biasso village group 1Fairtrade Fortnight, the key moment for the Fairtrade movement in the UK, begins today (Monday 25 February) until Sunday 10 March.

For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, churches, companies and groups celebrate the people who grow our food, many of whom live in some of the poorest countries in the world and are often exploited and badly paid.

This year the campaign is focusing on the people, in particular women, who grow the cocoa for the chocolate we love so much, and buy so much of (669,000 tonnes per year in the UK).

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