Posts with: rice


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 »

The 90kg Rice Challenge: The Church Perspective

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In September 2015, two very different local church communities took on the 90kg Rice Challenge. Here’s what they had to say about their experiences…   Margaret Bonney: St Guthlac’s, Knighton Overall, the 90Kg Rice Challenge was a real success at St Guthlac’s. We did it over our Harvest weekend and it gave us a new… Read more »

Malawi Monday

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For me, meeting a farmer was the moment ‘fair trade’ shifted from being a great concept to a genuinely transformational movement. I’ve been aware of fair trade for over twenty years, and my personal commitment to buying fair trade where I could – and encouraging others to do the same – began long before I… Read more »

The 90kg Rice Challenge

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The basic premise of the 90kg Rice Challenge is really very simple – you, or your faith group, school, office, sports team or community group, have to sell 90kg of rice in order to send a Malawian rice farmer’s child to secondary school for a year. That’s it! Why should I do the Rice Challenge? If we’re… Read more »

The Four Faces of the 90kg Rice Challenge

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Our Malawi evening on Monday 22 June brought together, almost by accident, four people who embody the 90kg Rice Challenge – the farmer (Howard), the importer (John Riches of JTS), the retailer (Kerry of Just Fair Trade) and the campaigner (Rosemary of the Hinckley and Bosworth Fairtrade Forum). The farmer Back home in Karonga, northern… Read more »