Together with our supplier of Kilombero Rice, we are asking schools, churches and other organisations to sell 90kg of fair trade rice – the amount of rice sold that would enable a Malawian farmer to pay for a year’s basic secondary education for one child.
You will receive the 90kg separated into 1kg bags, along with information sheets, a powerpoint presentation about the farmers, videos about the farmers, leaflets and posters, and recipe ideas. Once you receive your order of 90 bags of rice it’s up to you how you sell it, from curry nights to Fairtrade grocery stalls.
Results of the challenge:
- Pupils have an achievable goal: selling 90kg of rice, which can be undertaken at a whole school level, by one class or by different groups within a class
- The challenge quantifies the benefits of fair trade: this is what a farmer has to grow to pay for one of his children to go to school; this is what we have to do to support him in that task.
- It shows how we can help to empower farmers: creating reliable markets for smallholder farmers where they can get fair prices means they can develop their farms , work their way out of poverty and help to build up the prosperity of their country.
- It shows pupils how they can make a difference and so empowers them
- It creates a link between the pupils and the farmers who they are supporting.
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If you’re looking to liven up your mealtimes with exotic flavours and hot spices then turn to Just Trading Scotland (JTS). Scotland may not be your first choice when it comes to finding exciting new flavours reminiscent of eastern culture, but JTS act as a distributer in the UK for fairly traded food products from smaller brands based mainly in Asia and Africa. The company has long lasting ties with brands like Eswatini Kitchen who produce jams and preserves using tropical fruits and spices, and U-Kuva iAfrica who make delicious herbs & spices along with flavoured sauces that bring a taste of Africa to your kitchen.
JTS sees trade as a vital key to rectifying injustices and wants to help small farm holders and businesses in developing countries work their way out of poverty by introducing them to the global market in a fair and sustainable way so that nobody is taken advantage of. You can get your school, church or organisation involved in Fairtrade by taking the 90KG Rice Challenge .
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