Fairtrade is the people’s movement for change that aims to tip the balance of trade in favour of poor producers. Fairtrade is needed more than ever and we all have the power to create positive change for both people and planet.
Speaking at Gaelscoil Durlas Éile today to a large audience on the benefits of supporting Fairtrade, Dunstan Burke from Fairtrade Mark Ireland stated:-
“Two billion people – a third of humanity – still survive on less than $2 a day. Unfair trade keeps them in this poverty, but they face the global challenges of food shortages and climate change too”.
Pictured here are staff from Gaelscoil Durlas Éile with members of the Thurles Fairtrade Town Committee including Dunstan Burke from Fairtrade Mark Ireland and guest of honour John Nuwagaba, general manager from the Ankole coffee co-operative in Uganda.
The event was organised as part of the Thurles Fairtrade Fortnight Awareness 2009 campaign.
So come on folks, share in Fairtrade Fortnight 2009 and play your part by joining a powerful global movement for real change!