Cittaslow Mold News


Mold Fairtrade group is taking part in Fairtrade Fortnight. The nationwide initiative, from 25 February to 11 March, highlights where the produce we’re buying comes from and at what cost to producers.

Fairtrade groups across the UK are taking part in Fairtrade Fortnight to raise awareness of the millions of farmers in developing countries that provide the everyday food we eat. Many are not being paid enough to support their families – they are paying the real cost of our cheap everyday foods. This year the F a i rtrade Foundation’s i n i t i a t i v e focuses on cocoa farmers. Chocolate is one of the world’s favourite foods but growing cocoa is a hard task. Fairtrade is helping to make it more sustainable. Ninety per cent of the world’s cocoa is grown on small family farms by about 6 million farmers who earn their living from growing and selling cocoa beans.