Posts in Category: Food


Women’s Empowerment through Fairtrade

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Esther is an inspirational women to spend time with, I was lucky enough to do that last week. One could say that she is a living example of women’s empowerment. Esther is the chair of the Kabng’etuny Women in Coffee Association, a Co-op of 300 women in Kericho Kenya East Africa.  I’m sure many of… Read more »

Meet the Women who Grow your Morning Coffee

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A story of gender equality, coffee and climate change. Monday 6th March 2017 5.30pm to 7.30pm City Hall, 115 Charles Street Leicester, LE1 1FZ Fairtrade Leicester presents an evening with Esther Koskei, Chairlady of the Kabng’etuny Women in Coffee Association in Kenya. Come and meet this inspiring woman farmer and listen as she shares with… Read more »

Rotavator for Howard in Malawi!

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We’ve just received this picture of Howard with the new rotavator in Malawi. This time last year Howard visited Leicester from a smallholder farmers association in Northern Malawi. Howard is a farmer growing rice as a cash crop on his small farm. He told a packed audience in our shop in Leicester about the transformation… Read more »

Meet Mohammed Hamada

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Mohammed Hamada is a father of 7, born and brought up in the beautiful ancient village of Burqin. Burqin is home to 6000 people, who between them farm over 19,000 dunums*. Known locally as “Arous Falastin”, or “Palestine’s bride”, in Christian tradition it is here that Jesus is said to have performed the miracle of… Read more »

Ukuva iAfrica marinade sauces

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Ukuva iAfrica marinade sauces are produced in Cape Town, South Africa but reflect the flavours of the whole of the continent. Why not try these ideas from Ukuva iAfrica this summer? Baobab Cha-ka-la-ka Delicious with flame grilled lamb, goat, pork, chicken, corn or vegetable skewers • Delectable dip for fries • Add to mayonnaise or… Read more »