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Preston Flag Market hosts Fairtrade Fair

Posted on - 2nd March, 2013 - 9:44am | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Events, Preston Council

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Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight come on down to Preston Flag Market today.

Fairtrade Fortnight (25 February – 10 March) calls on the British public to Go Further for Fairtrade in 2013 to look after the food we love and the people who grow it.

At the one day event there will be a variety of stalls offering all kinds of fair trade items and products, both food and craft.

Support producers across the world and hear their stories. Watch dance performances throughout the day and come and take a step for Fairtrade. Hot drinks available.

Fairtrade bucks economic trend: sales in the UK rise 19% and top £1.5 billion.

The Fairtrade Foundation has recently launched a campaign that calls urgently for action to support the 500m smallholder farmers who produce 70% of the world’s food, but are currently half the world’s hungry people.

The report to launch the campaign, Powering up Smallholder Farmers to Make Food Fair, says that, even when smallholder farmers are producing cash crops at the sharp end of lucrative international supply chains, the global food system still fails them.

The campaign launches a five-point agenda for action and is calling on David Cameron to use his influence, when the UK hosts the G8 summit in Northern Ireland in June, to put smallholder farmers into the heart of governments’ trade policy and international and national business practice.

You can read the full report here

Date: Sat 2 March
Venue: Preston Flag Market PR1 3NU
Time: 10:00am to 16:00pm

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