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.
Our shareholder cashew farming co-operative Fairtrade Alliance Kerala has over 7,000 members. Their small ‘homestead’ farms are scattered around the tropical, rugged Western Ghat mountains, a United Nations World Heritage Site. So it’s not surprising that we meet new farmers every time we go, as well as seeing familiar faces.
Over the last two weeks, we’ve taken you on a mini adventure and sharing some exciting stories from Dan Binks’s (Technical Manager at Liberation Foods) recent tour of Bolivia and Chile. He’s been meeting producers, small holder farmers and co-operative shareholders and here’s the last of the three intriguing diary entries…