NEWCASTLE Emlyn Fairtrade Group are holding a series of events during this year's Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from February 21 to March 6.

The event’s theme is Fairtrade and climate justice and aims to highlight how producers in the global south, who contribute the least to the climate crisis, are bearing the brunt of its affects.

Throughout the two weeks there is an opportunity for adults and children to win a hamper of Fairtrade treats by following the Climate Quiz Trail.

This will test the knowledge of how the climate crisis is affecting farmers who produce commodities like tea, coffee, cocoa and bananas.

Quiz forms will be available at Trefhedyn Garden Centre, Siop Gelf Y Wiber Art Shop and Fair and Fabulous BAFTS accredited Fairtrade shop.

Forms will also be available to download from the Newcastle Emlyn Fairtrade Group Facebook page.

Closing date for completed entry forms is Saturday, March 5 at 5pm.

The group have applied for free parking in town on Friday, February 25 and Saturday February 26 along with Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5.

On Saturday, February 26 members of the Fairtrade group will join other community groups in creating in planting trees and wildflowers in a green space near the River Teifi, adjacent to the Emlyn Dental Care surgery from 10am.

This is an initiative co-ordinated by Newcastle Emlyn Town Council using a grant from Keep Wales Tidy and anyone is welcome to get involved.

Fairtrade refreshments will be provided to again highlight the plight of farmers on the front-line of the climate emergency.

For further details regarding this event please contact Cllr Alan Jones via the Newcastle Emlyn Fairtrade Group.

The final event of Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 will be held on Sunday, March 6 at Aberporth’s Dolwen Beach when committed open water swimmers Lenshina Hines and Jill Sutton, who co-ordinate the Newcastle Emlyn Fairtrade Group, are hosting a 'Hold Back The Tide' swim when participants will symbolically hold back the rising tide to protect vulnerable tree species.

“We are inviting swimmers to bring along a homemade tree to plant in the sand or to wear a tree costume,” said Lenshina.

“We will then head into the sea to come together in solidarity with Fairtrade producers and to show that Fairtrade stands for climate justice.

“This will be a fun event to highlight a serious problem.”