Welcome to Abergavenny Fairtrade Forum
Please visit our new web site – http://monmouthshirefairtrade.org.uk/abergavenny/
The Forum was established in February 2006 to work towards gaining Fairtrade Town status for Abergavenny, which we achieved in 2007 The Forum is made up of people from the local community and representatives from Oxfam, churches and the County Council. The Forum continues to promote Fairtrade and the sale and use of Fairtrade products by local businesses and organisations.
International trade favours rich countries over the poor. Many farmers and workers in developing countries who provide us with sugar, cocoa, fruit and coffee for example, do not get their fair share of the benefits of trade and market prices fluctuate widely. They often work in poor countries with low wages and little job security.
Fairtrade guarantees farmers in developing countries a fair price for their product that covers the price of production, no matter how low the world market price goes. By buying Fairtrade products we
can make a difference to over 5 million farmers, workers and their families.
The Fairtrade logo is a waving person against a background of grass and sky. Look for this Mark on products when you shop. It guarantees the producers have been paid a fair price for their products.
To get in touch with the Abergavenny Fairtrade Forum please contact Martha Holman