BATLEY and Spen is hoping to become the UK's first Fairtrade constituency.
If Kirklees Council backs the scheme, cafes, shops, businesses and schools will be urged to stock goods that make sure Third World farmers get a better deal.
The London-based Fairtrade organisation supplies more than 350 products to retailers.
The area's MP, Mike Wood, said he was hopeful people would get behind the scheme.
"There is a lot of demand for Fairtrade goods, shown by their availability in our shops and supermarkets.
"This existing demand will fuel the campaign.
"People like to do their bit for trade justice. Buying Fairtrade products helps farmers and producers in the developing world and the families which earn a proper living working for them."
Mr Wood has set up a group to try to get the project off the ground before Fairtrade Fortnight in March.
Its chairwoman, Tina Walker, from East Bierley, said: "There are lots of Fairtrade towns, but we understand there are no such constituencies.
"It would be great if we could be the first and start a trend.
"We need to know what is being sold and where. If a shop or cafe doesn't offer Fairtrade goods we would like people to ask that they do and let us know."