Monmouthshire County

Monmouthshire County Council supports Fair Trade in the county.  The range of support for Fair Trade in the county is shown by:-

  • Monmouthshire County Council has passed a resolution supporting Fairtrade, and agrees to serve Fairtrade products (for example, in meetings, offices and canteens).
  • A range of Fairtrade products are readily available in the area’s retail outlets (shops, supermarkets, newsagents and petrol stations) and served in local catering outlets (cafés, restaurants, pubs).
  • Local workplaces and community organisations (places of worship, schools, universities, colleges and other community organisations) support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible.
  • Media coverage and events raise awareness and understanding of Fairtrade across the community.
  • A local Fairtrade steering group is convened to ensure the Fairtrade Town campaign continues to develop and gain new support.

    Monmouthshire Fair Trade Fortnight 2020  –  County Events

    Monmouthshire Fair Trade  –  Schools Conference 2020

    School’s Fair Trade Conference. The speaker was a coffee community group leader from Uganda.  She was was followed by seven activities including banana fishing!

    Press Release:-

    Schools Fairtrade Conference evaluation.

See full details in Monmouthshire’s successful application for approval from the UK Fair Trade Foundation:-      Monmouthshire Fairtrade County Renewal – 2015

Monmouthshire Fair Trade ran a stall at the 2016 National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny.

The main part of the stall was a “fishing”game where show attenders tried to catch floating plastic bananas using a magnet on the end of the fishing rod!  If the banana had a Fair Trade logo, they got a prize, either a real banana or a very small chocolate bar.  Also, a Fair Trade member walked around the Eisteddfod site in a banana costume carrying a plastic inflated banana!

Fishing for (plastic) bananas

Fishing for (plastic) bananas

The banana costume with the inflated banana.

The banana costume and inflated banana.



County Fair Trade Logo

County Fair Trade Logo