The Steering group
The steering group of Wycombe for Fairtrade is made up of individuals from different backgrounds who all believe in the Fairtrade cause. Other like-minded local people are always welcome to join us. Please contact the secretary to arrange attendance at one of our meetings so that you can better understand the work that we do and get to know the existing members.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2021
For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.
Farmers and workers in the global south, who have done the least to contribute to climate change, are disproportionately affected. With the emergence of the global COVID pandemic, the challenges that farmers face now are bigger than ever before with falling commodity prices and widespread shocks reverberating along our global supply chains.
To read more about this year’s Fairtrade Foundation initiatives and how you can get involved go to https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight/. Special information for schools can be found at https://schools.fairtrade.org.uk/take-action/fairtrade-fortnight-2021/
Traidcraft Exchange say “Yes to Green Trade”
A team of countries including New Zealand, Norway, and Costa Rica have a plan to end fossil fuel subsidies and help green businesses to thrive. You can support Traidcraft’s initiative to persuade the UK to join the team – go to https://traidcraftexchange.org/accts.