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Kath, Matthew and Charles talk Fairtrade and farming
Episode 58th September 2023 • People to People podcast • Hazel Darwin-Clements and Chimzy Dorey
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Hazel and Chimzy host a discussion between Scottish farmers Kath and Matthew Aitken and Charles Chavi about farming, bees, fairtrade and resilience.

Charles is from the Kasinthula Cane Growers Association in Malawi, he is in the Shire Valley region in the South of Malawi. An association (transitioning into a co-operative) of 762 farmers farming under 1435 hectares, on average 2.5 hectares each.

Kath and Matthew live in a small village in Scotland called Dunscore. Kath has recently retired from active farming on Auchengage farm, though as you’ll hear she’s still bee keeping, but she and Matthew now rent their farmland to their neighbours. And Matthew’s interest is in the Fairtrade angle.

This episode features music from Pulse of the Place

Red Hot Chilli Pipers and others at the Fairtrade concert:

A film featuring Kath and Matthew and the Kasinthula Cane Growers:

About Kasinthula Cane Growers:


Find out more about Fairtrade:,you%20may%20become%20a%20licensee.





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