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Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 - Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 - Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 - Dubai, UAE 

 

Do you love chocolate? So do I!

This year I celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 Dubai, UAE with fairtrade friends.

 

This year the Fairtrade Foundation are focusing on the people, in particular the women, who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much. 

£1.86* is the amount a cocoa farmer in West Africa needs to earn each day in order to achieve a living income. 


Currently, a typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p** a day. Almost all cocoa farmers in West Africa live in poverty.

 

Take the Chocolate Challenge by clicking here

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 - Gallery

Deborah and Brenda celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

Deborah and Brenda celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2019, Dubai, UAE

 

Padmini shows off the Fairtrade banner for Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

Padmini modelling the fairtrade banner

 

Edwige celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

Edwige celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight 2019, Dubai, UAE

 

 

 The gorgeous ladies celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai  2019 with Sabeena Ahmed 

 The gorgeous ladies celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai  2019

 

Divine Chocolate bars by The Little Fair Trade Shop and Sabeena Ahmed

 Divine Chocolate bars

 

 Delicious Divine chocolate hearts - Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

 More fairtrade Divine chocolate hearts

 

Divine Chocolate Eggs in a fairtrade palm basket - The Little Fair Trade Shop with Sabeena Ahmed

Divine Chocolate Eggs and miniatures

 

Fairtrade Fortnight Resource Materials 2019 - Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 Dubai the UAE

Fairtrade literature, Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 leaflet, stickers,

and Campaign Resource Pamphlet

 

What is Fairtrade Fortnight?

For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid.

This year the Fairtrade Foundation are focusing on the people – in particular the women – who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much. 

Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai 2019 - She deserves a living income

This years Fairtrade Fortnight Campaign is She Deserves a Living Income. 

She Deserves a Living Income - Don't Feed Exploitation Choose Fairtrade

£1.86* is the amount a cocoa farmer in West Africa needs to earn each day in order to achieve a living income.
Currently, a typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p** a day. Almost all cocoa farmers in West Africa live in poverty.

For the women the situation is even worse. They may plant and harvest on the farm, look after children, carry water, collect wood, cook and clean for the family, and transport the cocoa beans to market but often with fewer rights than men.

I'm campaigning with millions of others for a living income to become a reality for cocoa farmers in West Africa.

Change can happen if we tell governments, chocolate companies and retailers to make the commitments and policies necessary, then we can make it happen.

 

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019, Campaign dates

Dates: Monday 25 February - Sunday 10 March 2019

 

THE STORY OF CHOCOLATE: UNWRAPPING THE BAR

 

Meet Rosine Bekoin, a Fairtrade Cocoa Farmer in the Ivory Coast

Rosine Bekoin is a mum of five, cocoa farmer and member of CAYAT co-operative in Côte d’Ivoire.

Rosine is slightly unusual as cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire go because she owns and runs her 2.5-hectare farm, which was passed to her from her mother.

Normally it is men who own farms and earn the income from them. Rosine first sold her cocoa as Fairtrade in 2016. 

You can watch Rosine's interview below.

 

 

 

Meet Ebrottié Tanoh Florentin, a Fairtrade Cocoa Farmer in the Ivory Coast

Ebrottié is married with 6 children, and has been farming cocoa since 1992. He is also the General Secretary of his cooperative, CEAA.

 

 

Fairtrade: How Sweet Is Your Cake Really

 

 

 

GET INVOLVED

If you would like to support fair trade please read about fair trade coffee, cotton, tea, sugar, bananas, gold, flowers or chocolate and get involved.

Please read the following links

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Bananas

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Chocolate

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Coffee

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Gold

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Cotton

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Flowers

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Sugar

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Tea

GET INVOLVED NOW

 

 

 Two young fairtrade supporters celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 Dubai, UAE at the Emirates Literature Foundation Shindaga Dubai

 SHOW OFF YOUR FAIRTRADE LABEL AND SUPPORT FAIRTRADE

 

Deborah and Julia celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 Dubai, UAE at the Emirates Literature Foundation Shindaga Dubai

Deborah and Julia fairtrade supporters in Dubai

 

 Sabeena Ahmed with the Dubai playwright ladies celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai 2019

The wonderful ladies Dubai supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 Dubai UAE

 

Sabeena Ahmed celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 in Dubai and the United ARab Emirates

Sabeena Ahmed celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight 201, Dubai, UAE

 

Further Reading and Links

Fairtrade Foundation 

 




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