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The large Co-op in Brodick is once again supporting Fairtrade Fortnight with an information stall in the store and the opportunity to win a Fairtrade hamper.
Fairtrade Fortnight runs until Sunday March 6 this year and it is aimed at encouraging people to choose Fairtrade products when they shop.
The Fairtrade initiative is about social justice.
One of the root causes of farmers’ inability to adapt and mitigate climate change is poverty.
More money for producers and growers means more climate resilience in the future.
Choosing Fairtrade means choosing improvements in producers’ livelihoods with collective strength through co-ops and their bargaining power, the protection of a minimum price and Fairtrade premiums.
In 2019, Fairtrade launched an ambitious new living income campaign to lead the way to a sustainable future for cocoa farmers.
A living income would provide farmers with a decent standard of living – enough to cover all their cocoa farming costs and enough to cover their basic human needs and rights, like a nutritious diet, children’s education and healthcare.
Fairtrade works on many levels to strengthen environmental and climate protection for producers and is committed to finding new ways to support producers with the challenges of climate change.
Buying Fairtrade means shoppers are making a wider impact on the planet by supporting a global fight for climate justice.
Fairtrade continues to raise the voices of producers and prioritise what they need to respond to the environmental crises unfolding in already vulnerable communities.
Fairtrade is engaged at a political level and in alliances together with other civil society players.
The Co-op is an enthusiastic supporter of Fairtrade and this year the large Brodick store is offering a Fairtrade hamper in a raffle.
Tickets can be bought at the checkouts and the contents of the hamper can be seen in the shop at the stall.
Further information about the Fairtrade movement and products, as well as interesting events, can be found at www.fairtrade.org.uk or www.scottishfairtradeforum.org.uk