Fairtrade Fortnight 2019: what’s happening in Scotland

It’s not too late to get involved in Fairtrade Fortnight!

It runs until 10 March and focuses on cocoa and a living income for cocoa farmers, particularly female cocoa farmers.

Our friends at the Fairtrade Foundation have a resource library featuring lots of great materials including digital resources for social media and a brilliant video exploring the theme of living incomes in cocoa farming: The Story of Chocolate: Unwrapping the Bar.

Aimable Nshimiye (left) with members of the Sholi Cooperative (Atlas Coffee)

Aimable Nshimiye, managing director of the Sholi Coffee Cooperative in the Muhanga district of Rwanda, will be speaking at events in Glasgow and St Andrews as well as visiting schools and coffee buyers. Keep up to date with his tour on Twitter (@FairTradeNation)

The Fairtrade Foundation say: “Cocoa farmers in the Ivory Coast are surviving on less than 75 pence a day.

“That’s not even half what they need for essentials like their children’s schooling, family medical bills and clean water.”

Find more information on the Fairtrade Foundation’s website.