Fairtrade banana producer Aimeth Angulo will give a talk at
Girls’ High School on Friday as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.
Ms Angulo - manager of a growers’ co-operative in Colombia - will explain how commercial pressures have halved the cost of bananas in 10 years even though production costs have doubled.
Her talk is part of the Abolish the Unfair Banana campaign, which aims to highlight the plight of banana farmers and workers in Latin America.
It will take place in the Judi Dench Studio at 9.45am and all are welcome.
And to encourage children to take an interest in Fairtrade issues, the Skipton Fairtrade Committee is launching a competition for local schools.
Individual children, or small groups, are being asked to produce a story book or board game which brings Fairtrade issues to life.
Judges will look for evidence of research into Fairtrade issues as well as the content and appearance of the finished product.
Prizes will be awarded in five age categories and the closing date is Thursday, June 5. Entry forms and further information are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The committee is hoping to attract plenty of interest, which will support its bid to achieve Fairtrade Town status for Skipton in the near future.