The Highlands Macadamia Co-operative Union Ltd (HIMACUL), based in Malawi, is the most recent INC member and have a distinct focus on climate-smart macadamia agroforestry. The co-operative, with over 3,800 members, supports regenerative farming. For World Fair Trade Day 2021, Fairtrade Foundation included HIMACUL as an excellent example of an organisation fighting the climate crisis through agroforestry.
Ken Mkengala is the Manager of HIMACUL.
Perhaps it feels like hearing the news of how people are already suffering the effects of the climate crisis and watching videos of people in desperate situations isn´t going to help anybody. This is such a big issue, so enormous and impactful and scary and strange that it causes many of us to feel small and helpless as individuals. The term eco-anxiety has been coined as a result: the feeling of inadequacy and doom that comes with looking at a bleak future.
But now is not the time to admit defeat! There are things we can do as individuals and as a collective that can make a difference- a difference to ourselves, a difference to those already struggling, a difference for future generations.
Since 1972 the homeless charity, Crisis, has offered food, warmth and companionship to people in London over the Christmas period. This winter, Liberation has donated over 50kg of natural cashews to Crisis to use in the annual nut roast.
We are excited to announce that we have launched a new Fairtrade line for this year’s Tesco finest* Christmas range. The product, Fairtrade Chocolate Caramelised Cashews with Cranberries, will bring extra income to farmers and their communities in countries such as Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Costa Rica.
Last night, Liberation won the Global Impact category of the Blue Patch Sustainability Awards.
From today, Liberation’s oven roasted range will be available in more Waitrose outlets. Our lines are being stocked in an additional 20% of shops across the UK. Liberation products are also still available from Waitrose online.