DINAS Powys has been chosen as the Fairtrade Foundation’s 'Fairtrade Place of the Day' for Friday, March 9.

The Fairtrade Foundation are featuring a single UK city, town or village each day as part of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight campaign, and will be promoting Dinas Powys across its social media networks this Friday.

Friday will also see Dinas Powys Primary School hosting a special guest from Kerala, India, to learn about the impact that Fairtrade has around the world.

Father John Joseph, chairman of the WOFFA Co-operative in India, will be touring Wales between March 4 and March 11 as part of the world’s first Fair Trade Nation’s Fairtrade Fortnight celebrations.

Wales was proclaimed the world's first 'Fair Trade Nation' in 2008, following a two-year campaign by the Welsh Government to promote Fairtrade goods across the country.

Cathie Jackson, of the Dinas Powys Fairtrade Group said: “Whether in Wales or India, everyone should have the best opportunity to make a decent living.

"Our simple choices like our morning cup of tea or coffee can make things better. In Dinas Powys we have been campaigning for over 10 years and have seen what a difference it can make around the world.

"With the support of Fairtrade, millions of hard working farmers and workers are earning their way out of poverty and transforming their communities."

Dinas Powys' nomination as 'Fairtrade Place of the Day' comes after twice being honoured at the Wales Africa Hub awards in January.

Aileen Burmeister, programme manager at Fair Trade Wales said: “Thanks to the hard work of local Fairtrade groups like the Dinas Powys Fairtrade group, more people are choosing, sharing and shouting about Fairtrade.

"From breakfasts to bake-offs and talks, there are lots of events across Wales that will invite you to find out more about Fairtrade.

"Join in and help close the door on exploitation."

The Fairtrade Fortnight celebrations continue in the village on Saturday night, with a Fairtrade bar at the Dinas Powys Community Cinema.