International Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 – our ‘Vision’ of the future with a focus on combatting climate change
Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 has highlighted the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with. The facts are straightforward. Farmers and workers in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Honduras, who have done the least to contribute to climate change, are disproportionately affected by it. They have told us that:
– Climate change is one of their biggest challenges right now.
– Low prices for their crops mean that they are struggling to fight back.
– Only with more money will they feel equipped to meet their everyday needs and deal with the challenges they face from climate change.
– The climate crisis is an immediate and ever-increasing threat and those in climate vulnerable countries are already seeing its impacts from droughts and crop disease to floods, heatwaves and shrinking harvests.
– 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. Ongoing poverty in farming communities makes it increasingly hard to cope with the effects of climate
Bishop’s took part in the Choose the World You Want Fairtrade Competition. One of our top five entries, a painting by Dyllis 7Au has been selected for the Fairtrade Foundation 2021 Exhibition Hall (Clickable Link)