Fairtrade ensures that producers in developing countries are paid a fair price for the goods that they produce.
Fairtrade groups, as well as guaranteeing a steady price, also pay producers a premium and establish long term trading relationships. This can save the producers from bankruptcy and homelessness and enables them to afford to send their children to school, buy medicines and contribute financially to community projects.
Fairtrade benefits some of the World's poorest countries. It offers a long term solution & a way out of poverty.
The Festival of Fairtrade offers a wide range of events including lessons & events in schools, social events, sales, tastings, meals & coffee mornings organised by community groups & churches across the City & in the villages that surround York, and special offers, tastings & exhibitions held by York's Fairtrade retailers & caterers.