Fairtrade Fortnight in Selkirk was a resounding success! The two pop-up shops, a pasta party and coffee morning resulted in the sale of over £850 of Fairtrade goods. In addition to this £317.52 was raised for the Traidcraft Fair Essentials campaign. This sum will be doubled by the government, meaning over £6oo will go to benefit impoverished food producers. Thank you to all our generous supporters.
Selkrik Fairtrade group also ran a FT Facts Quiz which challenged people’s knowledge. See how you do with the questions below.
b) How many Fairtrade towns are there in the UK?
c) Smallholder farmers produce 50% of the world’s food, but what percentage of the world’s poor do they make up?
Answers: a) over 4500 b) over 1100 c) 85%