Devizes Fairtrade group will be celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 by holding a  Fairtrade Tea Party, in person, on Saturday 26th Febuary from 2 - 4 pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Bath Road, Devizes. There will be Fairtrade tea and cakes, some videos about Fairtrade and Climate Change, a quiz and a chance to buy Fairtrade products from the Traidcraft Stall. All are welcome to join us.

We will also be hosting a Zoom Coffee Morning on Saturday March 5th at 10.30 am. There will be some short videos followed by a bit of discussion, a quiz and recipe swop. All are welcome to join us. For further information or to join the Zoom - email



Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 Poster


Fairtrade Fortnight this year runs from 21st February to 6th March. The theme is, as last year, CHOOSE THE WORLD YOU WANT.


Do we want a world where the wealthiest nations huddle together trying to defend themselves from climate change leaving the climate vulnerable countries to suffer the worst effects of floods, droughts and starvation and forcing people in to the hands of unscupulous traffickers bringing them to our shores?


The Fairtrade Foundation will again be running an online festival

which can be found at

Thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK will come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.


Fairtrade is about social, economic and environmental justice. A root cause of the inability to adapt to and mitigate climate change is poverty. More money in the hands of farmers is needed if they are to adapt and survive the climate crisis. Choosing Fairtrade fights for improvements in producers’ livelihoods with collective strength through co-ops and their bargaining power, the protection of a Minimum Price and Fairtrade Premiums. 


At the UN COP26 summit the wealthiest nations failed to recognise the urgent need to invest in farmer expertise by delaying their promised $100bn annual funding to the most climate vulnerable countries until 2023. That isn’t good enough - we need to increase the pressure for urgent action.