CAFOD founded the Fairtrade Foundation in 1992 along with Christian Aid, Oxfam, Traidcraft, the World Development Movement and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes.
According to CAFOD small-scale farmers and producers in the developing world often bear the costs and risks of trade, while global companies make the profits. Fairtrade products such as tea, cocoa, bananas and thousands of other top quality goods have been bought by companies for sustainable prices.
Fairtrade ensures the world’s poorest growers and producers are able to earn a decent living and earn a premium they can put back into their communities.
As a parish we are committed to working towards the LiveSimply award and this means also becoming a FairTrade parish.
We believe we are all part of the global food system – which means we have the power to change it. Changing the food we buy and choosing products from Fairtrade companies is one of the ways we can help tackle poverty.CAFOD
Fairtrade fortnight is an annual event. This year its online festival called ‘Choose the world you want’ runs from 21st February to 6th March 2022, when thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.
We will also have some flyers on our LiveSimply stall in the Church porch on Sunday 21st Febrauary.