Consumers were urged to demonstrate solidarity with the farmer by signing a petition calling for governments to act NOW.

Trade farmers have been urging world leaders to follow through on their pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions and provide economic assistance to countries hardest hit by the climate crisis.

The letter criticizes the rich countries that are most responsible for climate change for failing to honor their commitments to reduce emissions and for failing to provide adequate assistance to farmers suffering the worst impact of climate change.

The letter accuses the world’s leadership of broken promises, low ambition, and dangerously higher emissions, and warns that “next to nothing” in climate finance would reach poor farmers to help them continue growing food under changing weather conditions.

Eighty per cent of global food comes from 500 million family businesses.

It is being presented to the country by a delegation of farmers who are attending the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, which is under pressure to step up efforts to tackle dangerous global warming.

The letter also calls on governments to strengthen business regulations aimed at supporting the environment and encourage fair, low-carbon trade agreements.

Kate Nkatha Ochieng, commercial director of Fairtrade Africa is part of the delegation representing farmers at Cop26 in Glasgow, which provides more information on fair trade.

Fair trade certification

A fair trade certification is a product certification within the market-based movement fair trade. The most widely used fair trade certification is FLO International’s (wikipedia)

United Nations

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The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization aiming to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, (wikipedia)

2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. It is scheduled to be held in the city of Glasgow, (wikipedia)

Fairtrade International

Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International e.V. is a product-oriented multistakeholder group aimed at promoting the lives of farmers and workers through trade (wikipedia)