WHITCHURCH will be joining towns across the UK to celebrate farmers and workers across the world who grow food and promote fair trade.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 will be taking place from Monday, February 27 until Sunday, March 12.

This year, the campaign will focus on climate change and the potential threat to some food products and the livelihoods of farmers and agricultural workers.

Whitchurch Town Council spoke about how fair trade can protect the planet.


Town Clerk, Mike McDonald said: "Fairtrade Fortnight starts today and Whitchurch is a proud fairtrade town, keenly supported by Whitchurch Town Council and the very dedicated fairtrade town team, Whitchurch Fairtrade Town.

"By making the small switch to Fairtrade, it supports producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet visit fairtrade.org.uk for details

You can also see the Fairtrade stall in the Whitchurch Friday Market each week to find out more about how you can make a difference and look out for retailers throughout town displaying the fairtrade logo in their windows."

Head of brand and marketing in the Fairtrade Foundation, Jackie Marshall spoke about how people canhelp protect the planet.

She said: "Fairtrade Fortnight highlights the urgent threat to the future of British staples produced overseas.

"Without our support for fairer prices today, farmers will find it even harder to tackle the climate and economic challenges of the future. 
"Smallholder farmers have a critical role in addressing climate change and have the expertise and knowledge to do so, but they simply can’t afford to foot the bill for adapting to economic and climate change on their current incomes. 

"There is a huge amount we can all do.

"Fairtrade is asking each and every one of us to act now and shop Fairtrade so farmers can keep going through these tough times. 

“By choosing Fairtrade now, you are helping protect nature now as well as the future of our food."