Fair Trade Scotland Limited

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Member type
Organisation

Contact's name
Eve Broadis

Email
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Website
www.fairtradescotland.co.uk

Telephone
01505 850077 or 07896298919

Areas of partnership
Environment and Energy, Gender, Sustainable Economic Development, Trade, Agriculture & Food Security

Town
Glasgow

Scottish local authority
Glasgow City Council

Districts in Malawi
Mzimba

Partner organisation in Malawi
Mzuzu Coffee Planters Coooperative Union
(Organisation is a member of MaSP)

Number of people who benefit in Malawi
3000

Keeping the roasting income in Malawi means Mzuzu coffee farmers have a 200% increase in income compared to exporting the green bean, providing sustainable economic development, through trade not aid. As a Fair Trade Nation we would hope this Malawi Fair Trade coffee influences future Scottish Government Procurement Policies.

Everyone loves drinking Mzuzu Coffee - in its distinctive gold packaging - when they visit Malawi. However, up to now it has not been possible to buy outside of Malawi, hence there is always a bag or two in a suitcase when returning home.
So to grow the export market for the finished product - and keeping the all important roasting income in Malawi - we have teamed up with Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union to bring in the roasted and packaged coffee.
This is also the first coffee in the world to carry both the FAIRTRADE Mark and the WFTO Guaranteed Fair Trade Label.
When it comes to looking after the environment too - did you know the green bean is 20% heavier than the roasted bean - so great for the climate too!
The whole supply chain is independently audited against the 10 WFTO Principles from producer to consumer - what is there not to love about Mzuzu Golden Coffee?

Location in Scotland

Location in Malawi