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Fairtrade Fortnight Begins!

Fairtrade Fortnight is upon us, and this year The Fairtrade Foundation has launched the campaign with a hard-hitting video that brings the exploitation of children in cheap supply chains closer to home, and calls on us all to end the exploitation by making sure our break is a fair one.

Read on to find out what's going on in Bristol over Fairtrade Fortnight and how you can take action to support fair and ethical trade all year round...
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More than 50 businesses and individuals across the region have entered the South West Fairtrade Business Awards, which take place on Friday 10th March at Bristol Cathedral. The ceremony will be presented by Helen Cooper, MD of Neal's Yard Remedies. Book your tickets here.
 
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Levelling the playing field: Bob Doherty, Professor of Marketing at the University of York takes a look at how Fairtrade products are helping to combat the paradox of smallholder farmers going hungry.
 
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Meet Maura: she's a Fairtrade coffee and cocoa producer from Nicaragua, and this Fairtrade Fortnight she'll be making an appearance at Fairtrade events around the city. Check our news page for details, including a Coffeelicious tasting event. Want your event listed? Email us with the details.
 
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On Tuesday 28th February, Bristol Fairtrade Network will be attending a special celebration in Parliament hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Fairtrade with special guest DFID Minister of State, Rory Stewart MP. Keep an eye on our twitter feed for live updates.
 
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Last October, Bristol Fairtrade Network hosted a Golden Ticket Gala, raising more than £3,500 to fund life-changing equipment for Ugandan gold miners. This article explores the hardships and dangers faced by miners and looks at the impact that Fairtrade Gold certification is having in mining cooperatives.
 
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Take action this Fairtrade Fortnight: just one small change to your break time can make the world of difference to the farmers producing your tea, coffee, sugar, chocolate or fruit.
Or why not email your MP and urge them to help ensure fairer trade for farmers in post-Brexit trade deals?


Source: fairtrade.org.uk/en/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight