This Fairtrade Fortnight 27 Feb -12 Mar
This Fairtrade Fortnight, join us in spreading a simple message: Be Fair-Do Sustainable. Choose Fairtrade now and help save our favourite foods as well as farmers livelihoods, and the environment!
Did you know that in Ireland fifteen of the top 20 warmest years on record have occurred since 1990?
In the Tropics near the Equator, where most commodities like coffee, cocoa and bananas grow, ‘the hottest 5% of days are expected to warm by a further 20 percent than on the average day. This increased warming of extreme temperatures will have severe impacts on human health, ecosystems and wildfires across large parts of Africa, Asia and the Americas. (Dr. Michael Byrne, University of St Andrews)
As a result of this and other chaotic climate change impacts, communities growing these crops are being pushed to the brink and cocoa, bananas and coffee products could soon be much more difficult to find on our shelves!