Fairtrade Fortnight

25th February 2019

News, Student news

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 has started at Wadham, running from 25 February until 10 March.

Wadham staff and students can get involved by choosing to buy Fairtrade products in the College refectory and bar, from tea and coffee to sweets and snacks.

Oxford has been a certified Fairtrade city since 2004, so look out for events happening across the city, like the Fairtrade Fortnight display at Oxford Botanic Gardens. Head to their glasshouses to discover more about cocoa, from how it grows to how it's processed to make one of our favourite snack foods.

Fairtrade at St Michael’s will be holding a Fairtrade Fortnight extravaganza on the Saturday 9 March, with quizzes, musical instruments, and a human sized Fairtrade Banana!

Chocolate is the theme for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight and the Fairtrade Foundation invites you to support the #SheDeserves campaign for a living income for cocoa farmers in West Africa. The Foundation says “Almost all cocoa farmers in West Africa live in poverty.

For the women the situation is even worse. They may plant and harvest on the farm, look after children, carry water, collect wood, cook and clean for the family, and transport the cocoa beans to market but often with fewer rights than men. This is why we at Fairtrade are campaigning for a living income to become a reality for cocoa farmers in West Africa. If we can work together with governments, chocolate companies and retailers to make the commitments and policies necessary, then we can make it happen.”

Visit the Fairtrade Foundation website for more information and how you can help.