World Fairtrade Day at Thurles Farmers Market

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Thurles Fairtrade Group is holding a Free Fairtrade Breakfast from 9.30 am on Saturday 11 May at Thurles Farmers Market to celebrate World Fairtrade Day.

Thurles Fairtrade Group is holding a Free Fairtrade Breakfast from 9.30 am on Saturday 11 May at Thurles Farmers Market to celebrate World Fairtrade Day.

World Fairtrade Day will be celebrated on 11 May 2013 in diverse places and cultures across the globe. Various events are organized in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) that takes place on 11 May 2013. It is a worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and the economic crisis that has the greatest impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations.

A third of the world’s population lives on less than two dollars a day. This global crisis confirms the need for a fair and sustainable economy locally and globally. Trade must benefit the most vulnerable and deliver sustainable livelihoods by developing opportunities for small and disadvantaged producers. Millions of producers and traders, business and policy makers, supporting organizations and volunteers have contributed to the substantial growth of Fair Trade.

Fair Trade makes a difference.

Fair Trade Organizations are pioneers and change makers.

Fair Trade producers, their organizations, local and international marketing organizations, exporters, importers, wholesalers, retailers, volunteers and citizens will celebrate Fair Trade in diverse events worldwide. On the frontline are women, indigenous peoples, artisans, farmers and workers, who give testimony of the benefit of Fair Trade in their lives, a good reason to go out and celebrate World Fair Trade Day.

In Bangladesh, thousands of artisans and small producers will go out with colourful banners and drums in the streets of Dhaka to celebrate Fair Trade. The government in Bolivia will also celebrate Fair Trade Day with indigenous producers and marketers. In Kenya, the Kenyan Federation for Alternative Trade will commemorate the day with tree planting, while South Africa will have a flashmob and picnic in the Green Point Park. 

Across Ireland, Fair Trade will be celebrated with food, live music, campaigning and public events.

Please join us for this FREE Breakfast at Thurles Farmers Market and enjoy the Day!