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The climate crisis and fighting the feeling of hopelessness

The climate crisis and fighting the feeling of hopelessness

At the end of February, Fairtrade UK hosted the annual Fairtrade Fortnight festival. For the first time the festival was virtual and its focus was on the climate crisis, the impact it is having on crops and the smallholder farmers that are on the frontline, battling the changing environment. Over the two weeks there were inspiring workshops, memorable panel discussions, emotive case studies and stark calls to action. Participants learned how the crisis is impacting global food supplies, listened to first hand experiences from farmers in Kenya on adapting to the changing climate and heard from members of the Nicaraguan farming Co-operative Union SOPPEXCCA about the hurricanes that hit Nicaragua in November 2020, destroying crops and causing  dangerous landslides. Liberation works closely with another Nicaraguan cooperative, Del Campo, that is situated just south of the department of Jinotega, where SOPPEXCCA is based, so these final accounts were not surprising to us, but nevertheless, shocking.  It was a challenging but also inspiring two week festival that was arguably made more accessible by being taken online. And just as the festival was all tied up, we at Liberation received a series of videos from one of the cooperative members in Bolivia with whom Liberation buys Brazil Nuts. Three short, shaky clips filmed on somebody’s mobile phone from the edges of the Amazon rainforest showed floods, wrecking the infrastructure as people just stood by watching helplessly, and most shockingly a woman speaking directly to the camera, begging for help “Look!… this time it’s the worst. Look how it (the river) has grown…we have been like this since 5 o’clock in the morning.... read more
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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