What is Fairtrade?
Fairtrade is a trading partnership that contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to poor and marginalised producers. The products concerned include tea, coffee, cocoa and bananas. Fairtrade means producers can support their families, educate their children, continue farming and support their local community infrastructure. Backed by an international certification system that includes traders and producers in key decision-making bodies, the Fairtrade Foundation works to increase opportunities for more producers to sell more products with the FAIRTRADE Mark to more consumers.
What is a Fairtrade Village?
The Fairtrade Foundation has promoted the idea of Fairtrade status for local communities as a means of raising awareness and pride at a local level for an issue that has national importance. There are already towns and cities in the United Kingdom who have achieved this status, but Cherry Burton is only the second village in the country to achieve it after Howarth, a much bigger village!