Humber MEP backs Fairtrade Fortnight

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FAIRTRADE fortnight began earlier this week with Yorkshire and Humber MEP Linda McAvan lending her support to the annual initiative.

Ms McAvan set up and chairs the Fairtrade group in the European Parliament and this year’s ‘Take A Step’ campaign aims to encourage people to support the various products which are available.

Ms McAvan said: “Fairtrade Fortnight is two weeks of celebrating Fairtrade and highlighting why it is so important.

“Simply by purchasing Fairtrade products people are not only paying a fair price to producers, farmers and manufacturers in the developing world, but also investing in the communities that produce these Fairtrade products.”

Faitrade Fortnight runs from Monday, February 27, to Sunday, March 11.