WINFA SUPPORTS FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT

The Windward Islands Farmers’ Association (WINFA) expresses its full support for the organisation of FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2010 in the United Kingdom by the Fairtrade Foundation. The Fortnight is due to be formally launched at a ceremony on Monday, February 22, in London. The fortnight is organised  annually by the Foundation to highlight the successes and contribution of the Fairtrade movement in fighting poverty around the world and to urge continued support by British consumers for the “Buy Fairtrade”campaign.

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Where is WINFA?

The Windward Islands Farmers’ Association (WINFA) works with Fairtrade since the 1990s. Groups of Fairtrade farmers have been set up on each island and they collectively began shipping Fairtrade bananas to the UK in 2000.

There are now approximately 48 Fairtrade Groups with a total of about 3,347 members.

 
 Membership of WINFA, National Fairtrade committees, and Fairtrade Groups, January 2007
 

Island

Members

Groups

Dominica

856

17

Grenada

31

1

St. Lucia

1300

13

St. Vincent

1191

17

TOTAL

3,347

48

 
Source: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk