Online Fair Trade Week, 13th edition

Between 3-8 May 2021, the association Bine together with Vegan Association of Romania, GEYC and Station Europe they will join to form a partnership on the occasion Fair Trade Week, 13th edition. They want to value the efforts of the people who work to provide us with food. Thus, various actions will be organized in the digital environment to help us discover new things about fair trade and Fairtrade certification.

Between May 3-7, 5 daily quizzes will be organized on the page Facebook of the association Better and a challenge on account of Instagram of the Better Association. On May 8, the International Fair Trade Day, 8 winners will be announced. The prizes will be offered with the support of the two social enterprises NEST and OK.

Context

The pandemic that has affected millions of people around the world and that still has repercussions on us, all of us, highlights the risks that workers in different occupational categories have to face.

Beyond those who are part of the medical staff, who are at the forefront of the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and for whom we are grateful for their efforts, among the most vulnerable people are workers in food supply chains.

Whether it’s local farmers, workers on exotic fruit and vegetable plantations, courier cyclists transporting products of strict necessity to those in quarantine or sellers who come into direct contact with consumers, shops and markets agri-food, these people have proven – if necessary – that they are indispensable for our survival.

This year’s invitation is to reflect on the role of farmers and small producers in our food supply chains and the extent to which their work is valued at their true value.

Given the current context, Fair Trade Week takes place exclusively online to prevent and ensure the health of all participants.

Fair trade, a long-term move

The activity is part of the project Our Food. Our Future and is a continuation of the efforts we have made in the projects Make Fruit Fair, Trade Fair, Live Fair and in all other activities we have carried out independently or with the support of other entities, through which we have contributed to the global movement created around fair trade and Fairtrade certification.

The Mai Bine Association expresses its solidarity with agricultural workers around the world and contributes through awareness-raising and information activities to the creation of supply chains based on ethical and fair principles, with the help of consumer citizens who understand the need to uphold the fundamental rights of people and , at the same time, to improve the impact of food on the climate.

The project Our Food. Our Future is implemented in Romania by the association Better and is funded by the European Union. Our Food. Our Future is represented by a global consortium of 16 organizations from Europe, Brazil and South Africa and is coordinated by the Christliche Initiative Romero in Germany.

The contents of this article are the responsibility of the association Mai Bine and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Union.


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