Fairtrade Fortnight started on 25th February and runs until 10th March. Ysgol Porth-y-Felin School are having a coffee and chocolate afternoon on Thursday 7th March (2pm – 4pm). You are all welcome to attend the event!
Psalms 85:10-13 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase. Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
Why does Fairtrade mean sustainable trade?
Fair Trade will build a sustainable future and it’s something that we can all adopt for the Future Generations in Wales, so that we can improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of our Ministry Areas and beyond.
By increasing the standards of living for people that work in food production, we can reduce the risks and vulnerabilities that they face. The Fairtrade Minimum Price provides a safety net for food producers, so that they are less vulnerable to price volatility in the global markets. It provides better cash flow, greater access to credit and the ability to save money more easily.
The unpredictable nature of our weather means that food producers never quite know what their harvest will yield and they are in our prayers. Food security means economic growth for Wales and the rest of the UK. Better incomes mean more money to buy food, as well as having more money to invest in food production, such as grazing for livestock, sustainable fishing and growing new crops to make them more resilient to Climate Change.
Cymru Wales became the first Fair Trade Nation in the world on 6th June 2008. Masnach Deg Fair Trade is all about making trade fair. This is achieved by making a difference to the lives of people who produce the food that we love to eat. The event will be a celebration of God’s harvest, so come along!