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Sorry! This year's World Fairtrade Challenge is over! You can still support Fairtrade in many ways and celebrate Fairtrade every day with your purchases.

Thanks to people like you, more hard-working farmers and workers around the world can build better lives and brighter futures.

How? Well, there’s the Fairtrade Minimum Price for many products, which acts as a safety net when market prices drop below sustainable levels. And then there’s the Fairtrade Premium, an extra sum of money paid on top of the selling price that farmers choose how to spend. That could be improving their livelihoods through learning new farming techniques, building schools, investing in better healthcare or protecting the environment.

Our shared goal is a fair deal for all farmers and workers. Although we still have a long way to go, there are plenty of wins to celebrate.

Find out more about how you can support Fairtrade: fairtradeamerica.org

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About the World Fairtrade Challenge

From May 12-14, 2017, join Fairtrade farmers, workers and supporters for the World Fairtrade Challenge. 

Treat your colleagues, friends or customers to Fairtrade products like chocolate, coffee or bananas. 

Organize your own Fairtrade Celebration, no matter how big or small. It could simply be the moment you eat a Fairtrade product, a coffee break with work colleagues or a dinner with family. It’s all a cause for celebration because it means Fairtrade farmers and workers getting a fairer deal.

Let’s create the biggest Fairtrade Celebration the world’s ever seen!

Check out the Fairtrade Celebrations Map
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Banana Choco Chip Pancakes

Who doesn't love pancakes on a lazy Saturday morning? This batch was created by Bryan Lew, Fairtrade America's COO, with the assistance of his sous chef and daughter, Avery.

Vegetarian

Makes 3 dinner plate sized pancakes or 17 mini ones. Preparation time 10 mins.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Fairtrade sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 very ripe Fairtrade banana, broken into4-5 pieces

Preparation

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl
  2. Blend or mash the banana until smooth and mix in a separate bowl with the wet ingredients
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and stir until just combined (don't overmix).
  4. Add in a small handful of Fairtrade chocolate chips (whole or chopped in half - or substitute pecans or blueberries) and mix lightly.
  5. Melt 3 tbsp butter, add to batter and stir lightly.
  6. Wipe a skillet (or 2) with a little butter or shortening, add batter then flip when lightly golden on one side and finish the other side until cooked through.