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Fairtrade Initiative

Department for International Development written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to raise public awareness of Fair Trade.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The Government is committed to supporting Fairtrade around the world. Over the last six years, the Department for International Development (DfID) has provided £18 million to Fairtrade International to support their work and strengthen the global Fairtrade system. This includes Fairtrade producer and worker organizations that are the drivers of inclusive economic, environmental and social development in their communities around the world. DfID continues to actively engage with Fairtrade on a variety of projects and campaigns, such as the forthcoming Fairtrade Fortnight from 27 February to 12 March. Minister Stewart will be speaking at the All Party Parliamentary Group event marking the launch of Fairtrade Fortnight where he will meet Fairtrade campaigners from the UK and a Fairtrade coffee producer from Tanzania.

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