A free online festival is being held as part of Freetrade Fortnight in order to highlight how the climate crisis is affecting the future of food and those who produce it.

Taking place during Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, which runs from February 22 – March 7, the Choose the World You Want Festival will feature a series of online events designed to engage, inform and educate people around the urgent message of Fairtrade and climate change.

Fairtrade Falmouth will be holding a stall at the Town Market on the Moor and will be selling a selection of Fairtrade goods on Saturday February 27 and Saturday March 6. 

In 2005, Falmouth Town Council entered into a partnership with other organisations in order to make Falmouth the first fairtrade town in Cornwall.

Since then, over 50 other business and institutions have joined the initiative.

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Falmouth Packet: Falmouth has been a Fairtrade town since 2005 (Credit:PR)Falmouth has been a Fairtrade town since 2005 (Credit:PR)

A spokesperson for Fairtrade Falmouth said: "Poverty and environmental damage in our food supply chains will not end until exploited farmers are paid fairly and given the power to make their own choices.

"Only then will they have the power to effectively fight the impacts of the climate crisis.

"As a Fairtrade Town, Falmouth is committed to raising the voices of producers, sharing their stories and encouraging your support to enable them to respond to the environmental crises unfolding in already vulnerable communities."

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 marks the start of a new climate campaign asking the British public to get behind Fairtrade so that farmers overseas can benefit from fairer prices, fairer trading practices and the resources needed for tackling the climate emergency in climate vulnerable countries such as Kenya and Honduras.