It’s Fairtrade Fortnight

Here in the UK, 26 February – 11 March 2007 has been designated Fairtrade Fortnight. Fairtrade sales increase by around 40% every year in the UK, giving hundreds of thousands of producers in developing countries the chance to build a better future and to compete in cut-throat global markets.
But Fairtrade Foundation Executive Director Harriet Lamb wants the movement to go further: “Fairtrade has demonstrated its potential to help producers improve their livelihoods, strengthen their businesses and benefit their communities, but compared with what is needed in the poorer countries of the world, we’ve really only begun to make a dent in the struggle against poverty and unfair trade.”
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