Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Rice from Malawi

All rice served at the University is sourced from smallholder farmers in Malawi through Just Trading Scotland, a Scottish fair trade distributor.

‘Fairly priced rice: school fees paid’ - 6 word story for Fairtrade Fortnight

All rice served at the University is sourced from smallholder farmers in Malawi through Just Trading Scotland, a Scottish fair trade distributor. Every 90kg of rice bought pays for a year’s basic secondary education for one farmer's child.

In 2015 two MSc students undertook field work research in Malawi on the fair trade lentil value chain and livelihoods benefits. They found that participating farmers had higher incomes, access to training opportunities and improved gender equality. Read their blog post on the experience to learn more.