Fairtrade group host stall to mark fortnight

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PEOPLE are being urged to show their support for fairtrade products during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Campaigners will man a stall in Fareham Shopping Centre to launch the fortnight on Saturday, February 28 from 9am until 3pm.

The Fareham Borough Fairtrade group will be at the stall with free samples of Fairtrade goods to taste, information about the difference that Fairtrade makes and how making the change affects millions of farmers and workers in developing countries.

Rachel Hicks, chairwoman of the group, said: ‘Over the past 20 years, Fairtrade has paved the way for fairer and ethical trading, but there is still a long way to go as trade isn’t working for the poorest farmers in the global south.

‘We want to drive more benefits for farmers and workers in the Fairtrade system and make sure we can support those who aren’t, so they can receive a fairer deal.

‘It is easy to get behind Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 and we hope as many Fareham residents as possible will join us in the lead-up to February. Every Fairtrade choice counts for farmers and workers, as well as their families and communities.’

Find out more about Fairtrade Fortnight and how to get involved at fairtrade.org.uk.