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I was delighted to once again support Fairtrade Fortnight to help raise awareness of the need to protect the farmers behind some of UK’s best loved foods from the harmful effects of climate change.

This year the Fairtrade Foundation is campaigning to highlight the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and agricultural workers overseas who grow popular products such as tea, coffee, cocoa and bananas.

As we know, the climate crisis is the biggest threat to the livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers and agricultural workers in low-income countries worldwide. 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.

Fairtrade plays a valuable role in supporting farmers to respond to the environmental crises unfolding in their communities and I was delighted to attend this event and learn more about this work.


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