Fairtrade Fortnight 2020

What is Fairtrade Fortnight?

Every year, the Fairtrade Foundation organises a promotional campaign to increase awareness of Fairtrade products. It lasts for two weeks and it’s your opportunity to find out more about Fairtrade products and to support ethical trading.

What does the Fairtrade mark mean?

The Fairtrade Certification Mark is your assurance that a product has been produced according to the Fairtrade standards. When you see the Fairtrade logo, you know that you are supporting farmers and workers to improve their communities; it guarantees full traceability from the farm to the shelf.

What is Fairtrade and how does it work?

Fairtrade is an international agreement between companies in developed countries and the producers of products in developing countries. It ensures producers, workers and growers receive a sustainable income for their work and products so as they can improve their lives and their community. 

When is Fairtrade Fortnight 2020?

This year Fairtrade Fortnight will be running from Monday 24 February to Sunday 8 March 2020. To find out more and see how you can spread the word, download the new 2020 Fairtrade activities guide.

What is the theme of this year's Fairtrade Fortnight?

The theme of Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 is cocoa! So for two weeks, schools in the UK will be sharing stories and teaching kids about forest-friendly cocoa farming and how Fairtrade goes hand in hand with environmental awareness. The Fortrade Foundation has loads of learning resources available to download. 

What chocolate is Fairtrade?

You can find Fairtrade Maltesers in your local newsagent. You’ll also find other Fairtrade chocolates at Marks & Spencer, co-op, Oxfam, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Lidl. Just look for the Fairtrade logo when picking your snacks.

What products are Fairtrade?

There is a whole range of Fairtrade products on the system including bananas, honey, coffee, oranges, cocoa bean, cocoa, cotton, dried and fresh fruits and vegetables, juices, nuts and oilseeds, quinoa, rice, spices, sugar, tea, and wine.

Are there any Fairtrade RSPCA Assured products?

Yes. At Marks & Spencer, you can find RSPCA Assured chocolate flavoured milk which is also Fairtrade. When you buy any product with the RSPCA Assured logo you can be sure that the animals were cared for to RSPCA Assured higher welfare standards. And by supporting RSPCA Assured, you are supporting farmers who care passionately for farm animals and their wellbeing.

You can visit the Fairtrade website to find out more about  Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 and see how you can get involved this year.

RSPCA Assured recipes using Fairtrade chocolate

Chocolate may be one of the most delicious things in the world as it is but we’ve also got some great recipes for you using Fairtrade chocolate. Why not give our chilli chocolate muffinsmini Mississippi mud pieschocolate and coconut cupcakes or our raisin and bitter chocolate mud cake a try? Or if you’re looking for something new and exciting to do with your RSPCA Assured chicken you could always try our recipe for fricassee of chicken with chocolate.

About the author

Jodie Adam

Jodie is RSPCA Assured's Digital Communications Manager. 

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