December kicks off the last in our ‘Liberating Lives’ 2016 season with our feasting theme – a time to get inspired by hearty seasonal produce and the sentiment of the festivities.
This week we’re talking hard money. As the news hits of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to remove 85% of bank notes from circulation the people of India have just 50 days to exchange their current notes for new ‘legal tender’.
17th November is Social Enterprise Day – an opportunity for the 70,000 social enterprises across the UK to shout about the good work they’re doing and the difference they’re making.
Liberation is excited to announce its exclusive partnership with award winning British Fair Trade ethical jeweller, Greg Valerio who has created a fabulous 9 carat Fairtrade gold peanut pendant.
We have heard from our cashew farmer partners IKURU Sarl that the first nuts are off the trees and it looks like it will be a good harvest. Picking has started in the three districts in the region of Southern Nampula where IKURU farmers live and work on their small cashew orchards.
Cashews are the most popular nuts in Europe and the US but the industry has a reputation for exploiting producers and workers. Liberation Foods, a company co-owned by farmers, argues that to be sure of the social and eco ethics of their nuts, retailers must trace the nuts back to their source.