What is Fairtrade? Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

What is Fairtrade Fortnight? For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. 

By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.

With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.

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...to Exeter's Global Centre, the home of Devon Development Education.

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Announcements

Our next event will be on Wednesday 21st April at 6pm - Travelling to Tibet an illustrated talk by Dr Eirene Williams.

Volcano in St Vincent Update: We have news from our colleague Veronica in St Vincent where the volcano has been erupting since 9th April. This PowerPoint (28MB) has photographs from Veronica and some information on the current situation. 

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Children’s Story Books - Appeal for Uganda: During lockdown DDE has been supporting a project in Uganda training teachers to teach reading using phonics. We are now appealing for assistance to provide story books for the children so that they can begin to enjoy reading. There are two ways you could help either with a donation to buy books from a supplier in Uganda or by donating suitable books which will be shipped to Uganda. 

You only have until Sunday afternoon to watch Queen of Katwe the true story of a young girl living in a very impoverished situation in an informal settlement in Kampala. But she has a genius for chess! A really hopeful film. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000b1zs/queen-of-katwe

DDE's weekly Newsletter has links to current news items, videos and events.

Our fortnightly Teaching Resources provide links for resources for KS2 and KS3

We have put the Zoom recordings of our events on YouTube.

You can find details of our work in the DDE Brochure and the Food for Thought programme.

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