Lancashire Methodist District

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 in Lancashire

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All events are free online events – please book through Eventbrite and you will be sent the Zoom link before the event.

Shared Interest’s Work with Fairtrade Farmers in Africa - Friday, 26th February, 2021 at 7pm

Live link with Kodzo Korkortsi, programme manager for Shared Interest Foundation (, based in Ghana. Hear about the Fairtrade producers working against adversity in an environment of climate change and Covid. Kodzo will give an overview of the Foundation's recent projects including Bees for Business which is working with women beekeepers in Burkina Faso and talk about the Livelihood Security Fund which has been helping producers affected by Covid.

Fairtrade and Climate Change - Saturday, 27th February, 2021 at 1pm

Stefan Donnelly from the Campaigns Team at the Fairtrade Foundation will highlight 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. 

United by Fairtrade - Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 at 7pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us more than ever how interconnected we are globally. This interconnection is at the very heart of the Fairtrade message, bringing people of all faiths, and none, together.

Adam Gardner, Head of Campaigns at the Fairtrade Foundation, will talk about the challenges currently faced by farmers and workers in the global south – the ‘key workers beyond our borders’ and what we can do.