Clwyd West MS Darren Millar showed his support for Fairtrade Fortnight by meeting with the Head of Fairtrade Wales, and the Head of Partnerships at Hub Cymru Africa this week.
Each year Fairtrade Fortnight gives people across the UK the opportunity to celebrate Fairtrade achievements and learn more about the difference that Fairtrade makes.
The theme this year is food. Food is at the heart of Fairtrade and intersects with climate change, gender, livelihoods and every other aspect of Fairtrade.
Demonstrating his support for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight, Darren met with Aileen Burmeister, Head of Fairtrade Wales, and Claire O'Shea, Head of Partnerships at Hub Cymru Africa.
Speaking after the meeting, he said:
“Fair Trade is a global movement that puts people and the planet before profit. When producers receive a fair price for their goods it leads to an improved working environment and a better quality of life for them and their families.
“Fair Trade takes a holistic approach by connecting producers and consumers through making supply chains more transparent and providing better choices for shopping responsibly.
“Fairtrade Wales grows and promotes the Fair Trade movement in Wales, whilst Hub Cymru Africa is a partnership across civil society, bringing together charities, individuals and partners across the world. It was good to meet with Aileen and Claire and to find out more about their recent work.
“I welcome the fact that so many residents, schools, communities and businesses in Conwy and Denbighshire support Fairtrade’s mission to make trade fair and are committed to using Fairtrade products where they can, and I encourage all those who don’t already shop Fairtrade to start supporting products that help farmers across the globe fighting for better working conditions and a fair deal for their produce.”