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Meet The Members: Ken Mkengala, HIMACUL, Malawi

Meet The Members: Ken Mkengala, HIMACUL, Malawi

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.

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The climate crisis and fighting the feeling of hopelessness

The climate crisis and fighting the feeling of hopelessness

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. 

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Cashews for Crisis at Christmas

Cashews for Crisis at Christmas

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.

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An income boost for smallholder farmers this festive season

An income boost for smallholder farmers this festive season

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.

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Widening availability in Waitrose

Widening availability in Waitrose

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.

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Organic your September

Organic your September

Organic September aims to draw attention to how organic is better for both people and the environment. As an advocate for sustainable farming, we’re keen to back the campaign. So, we’re offering an overview of what organic is, its benefits and which of our products are organic.

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Choosing cashews consciously

Choosing cashews consciously

The Daily Mail published an article on how processing cashew nuts in India leaves some women with horrendous acid burns from shelling cashew nuts. The reality for women that work in some factories in India is shocking and the pictures in the article say it all. But there is another way.

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