As a high-calorie food source it is often perceived that eating nuts adds inches to our waistlines, but the results of recent study suggest something very different.
Our chairman Richard is in Burkina Faso, in the region of Bobo Diassolou. So far he has visited two co-ops of cashew and mango farmers who supply Liberation with delicious cashews. He also spent time in a medical centre and maternity unit, both funded by Fairtrade premiums; one of his highlights was meeting a male midwife – a first!
Liberation shareholders in Malawi lead the way to secure more value for small-scale peanut farmers. The peanut harvest season in Malawi’s central region is well underway. Since March, farmers have been busy lifting the nuts, stripping them from their stems, drying and sorting them ready for sale.
Join us and Liberation shareholder Brazil nut gatherers in celebrating Bolivia’s nearly 200 years of independence from colonial rule. Bolivians may feast on treats such a fried bread, chorizo and chocolate on this day of celebration.
Let us introduce you to 58-year-old, Francisco Layme Beltrán (gatherer of Liberation’s Fairtrade Brazil nuts) who travelled nearly two days by bus and on foot to meet Angela del Valle (Head of Buying at Liberation Foods) at the processing factory where his product is processed.
Africa Day marks the foundation of the African Union in 1963. Many of the festivities around the world celebrate African unity and heritage by showcasing African art, music, and food.