True Origin

True Origin

True Origin Foods works directly with a network of smallholder farmers and producers in the global south to source the finest ethical foods.

As a WFTO Guaranteed Member, True Origin Foods adheres to fair trade principles. We believe this is the fairest way to do business and as a social enterprise based in the West of Scotland, we also apply these principles across our UK operations, creating employment here and striving to reduce our environmental impact.

Our purchases of fine foods help farmers and producer communities receive a fair and reliable income, enabling them to buy equipment, education, infrastructure and take care of their environment.

The 90kg Rice Challenge also helps provide sustainable incomes for rice farmers in the Karonga region of Malawi and secondary education for their families where applicable as well as educating students, churches and community groups in the UK about life in Malawi, fair trade, global citizenship, climate change.

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Our partnership has led to improved education, living standards and working standards throughout the farms of Karonga. We are proud of the difference we have made, both in terms of providing meaningful employment and training for our farmers by selling great tasting fair and most ethical rice.

Partner organisation in Malawi