Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 will run from 29th February to 13th March.
Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and based on a partnership between some of the most disadvantaged farmers and workers in the developing world and the people who buy their products.When farmers and workers can sell on Fairtrade terms, it provides them with a better opportunity to improve their lives and plan their future.
Carrick-on-Shannon is a Fairtrade Town since 2011
“Fairtrade offers us a powerful way to reduce poverty through our everyday shopping”
The Carrick on Shannon Steering Group will be hosting an awareness event in the Market Yard on Thursday 3rd March, 2016 as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.
This year the Committee is pleased to welcome Maria Genao, a representative from the Banelino Co-operative in the Dominican Republic. The Banelino Cooperative is an association of small producers in northern Dominican Republic that exports organic bananas certified by the Fairtrade Labelling Organization (FLO).
Maria together with representatives from Fairtrade Ireland will be speaking at the event in the Market Yard on Thursday, 3rd March and all are welcome to attend and hear how supporting Fairtrade can make a huge difference to the lives of others in less well off places in the world.
This year Fairtrade celebrates 20 years in Ireland and campaigners are asked to host Fairtrade breakfasts in their community – and wake others up to the challenges facing farmers and workers. We have come a long way but we still need to do more! Organising a Big FairtradeBreakfast using only Fairtrade Certified products is one way to link your home, workplace and local community with Fairtrade farmers and workers around the world.
Further information on http://www.fairtrade.ie/get-involved/fairtrade-fortnight/
The Fairtrade Steering Group would like to take this opportunity to thank all the businesses and customers who continue to support this worthy cause.
Today you have the power to do something amazing. The power to help farmers build better futures for themselves, and improve working conditions around the world
Choose Fairtrade And Change The World One Purchase At A Time.