Reviews of local Fairtrade Devon events and activities from recent years. 


For Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 we had a series of events, some live and some on Zoom.

Monday 14th February 7:30pm - Fairtrade Quiz Night at Bay Horse Pub, Totnes

Wednesday 16th February 6pm to 7:30pm - Climate Justice and Fairtrade second talk in the series of talks Resilience in the Age of Climate

Tuesday 22nd February 7pm - Coffee Evening hosted by Okehampton Fairtrade group

Thursday 24th February 6pm - Fairtrade Coffee and Climate Action presentation by Alison Derrick, Fairtrade Devon on Twongerekawa Fairtrade Coffee Co-op, in Rwanda and the challenges to them of climate change.

Friday 25th February 4pm - Online Coffee Afternoon - hosted by Rosie Thayer with speaker Sue Errington, Fairtrade Devon, on  the Twongerekawa Fairtrade Coffee Co-operative, in Rwanda, and the challenges to them of climate change. 

Saturday 26th February 10am to 12noon - Big Brew Coffee Morning, hosted by Totnes Supporting Fairtrade at Methodist Church

Monday 28th February 2pm to 4:30pm - Afternoon Tea Party hosted by Chudleigh Fairtrade Group at Chudleigh Parish Church.

Monday 28th February 8pm - Event hosted by Exeter Cooperative Party

Tuesday 1st March 5pm - Pancake Party hosted by Exmouth Fairtrade Group at All Saints Church

Wednesday 2nd March 10am to 12noon - Fairtrade Coffee Morning at Plymouth Unitarian Church 

Wendesday 2nd March 2pm to 5pm - Dawlish Tea Party hosted by Dawlish Fairtrade Group at the Strand Centre. Admission by ticket only.

Wednesday 2nd March 7pm to 8:30pm - Fairtrade and the Climate Crisis, a discussion hosted by Plymouth Global Book Club

Saturday 5th March 10am to 1pm - Coffee Morning hosted by Exeter Fairtrade Group at the Guildhall


For Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 we had a series of online events.

Fairtrade Coffee Mornings

Tuesday 16th February 10:30am in Sidmouth with Wendy Spratling

Thursday 18th February 10:30am in Totnes with Wendy Hartley

Friday 19th February 10:30am at St James, Exeter with Charlotte Payne .

Monday 22nd February 11am in Brixham with Rosemary Clarke

Saturday 27th February 10:30am in Wiltshire with Steve Oldreive

Saturday 27th February 11:00am in Exeter with Amal Gushain

Saturday 27th February 6:30pm in Okehampton with Cynthia Higbee

Monday 1st March 4pm in Great Torrrington with Naomi Alexander

Wednesday 3rd March 11am in Plymouth with Sheila Evans

Friday 5th March 11am in Portishead with Rosie Thayer

Saturday 6th March 11am in Pill, North Somerset with Sue Tuckwell

Also ...

Monday 1st March 8pm to 9pm The Future of Fairtrade

Exeter Co-operative Party discussion with speakers: Sue Errington (Fairtrade Devon) and Cllr Amal Ghushain

Thursday 4th March 6pm to 7:15pm Celebrating Fairtrade in the Caribbean.

Fairtrade Devon Interns talked about Fairtrade in Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

Tuesday 9th March 6pm to 7:15pm Bananas, St Vincent and Fairtrade

Alison Derrick talked about the Schools Conferences and some of the activities she runs …  banana quiz, maths challenge and  banana timeline.

Plus ..

Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival for Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

Chose the World You Want -  Events for Fairtrade Fortnight organised by  the Fairtrade Foundation

There were two Free Training Teachers’ Workshops in January and February. Fairtrade Schools Conferences were run during the Fortnight. Resources are available for use by Primary Schools.

For Fairtrade Fortnight 2020, Fairtrade Devon were pleased to welcome Sarah Ahemah and Ernest Boateng from Kuapa Kokoo Cooperative in Ghana.

Sarah and Ernest  took part in several Schools Conferences and community events throughout devon during their stay.

Resources are available to download from the Fairtrade Devon page together with a brief report on the events and activities.

Celebrate BangladeshFor Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 we invited Veronica Browne and Simeon Greene, Fairtrade banana farmers from St Vincent in The Caribbean.

"It was really interesting listening to the experiences of people who farm in other parts of the world"

We held six Primary School Conferences across the county. Here are some photographs of the events at which they spoke about their lives and work and some comments from the pupils and teachers they met.  

  • "The children learnt lots about Fairtrade. Really highlighted what it's all about"

  • "180 banana grow on a plant at once! Wow"

  • "Brilliant listening to the real growers - I will always look for the Fairtrade badge"

  • "It made me wonder about all the other food we eat"

  • "Before I didn't know what Fairtrade was, I thought it was just a sticker on bananas - now I feel I know about it"

  • "I really enjoyed listening to Veronica and Simeon, it made me think about things I hadn't thought of before"

  • "Farmers work really hard on banana farms"

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Download some images from Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 here.

Tiverton group photo compresssedFairtrade Fortnight kicked off last week with a variety of exciting events being held across Devon. We are very pleased to be joined by Paul Tiony, a Fairtrade tea producer from Kenya, who has been travelling to towns all around the county and sharing his insights and experiences of heading the Sireet Outgrowers Empowerment & Producers Company (OEP).

Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 Programme

oscar 1 webOscar Ponce, chair of Co-operativa Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa Ltd in Pangoa Town, Peru which grows coffee for Cafédirect and is Devon's guest for Fairtrade Fortnight 2013. This visit is sponsored by The Co-operative.

Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa (Pangoa) is a Fair Trade and organic-certified coffee cooperative located in San Martín de Pangoa, Peru. Pangoa's 207 active members are smallholder farmers who cultivate shade-grown coffee on the slopes rising from the lowland jungle to the highlands in the region of Junín.

Fairtrade Fortnight events run from Monday 25th February 2013 to Tuesday 12 March 2013. The list below will be updated as details are confirmed. There may be more events happening in your town.

It was the largest event yet hosted by Exeter Community Centre and the Global Centre. Over 60 people attended the South West Fairtrade Day in September. The Day was an opportunity to share the successes of Fairtrade across the South West, share good practice, explore some of the challenges and look ahead with renewed enthusiasm and passion to further promoting Fairtrade across the region.