How do you balance economic development, with food security and caring for the environment? Why is it so important to understand where our food comes from? How do we create fair trade links between Scotland and Malawi? How are farming co-operatives working together to be more resilient faced with the impact of Climate Change?
Chimzy Dorey and Hazel Darwin-Clements talk about farming in Episode 7 of this series about the unique relationship between Scotland and Malawi.
We speak with the Evie Murray (Earth in Common) Luwayo Biswick (Permaculture Paradise Institute) Mary Popple (Just Trading Scotland) Phillip Chidawati (CROPS Malawi) Susan Dalgety (author of the Spirit of Malawi) and Joyce Juma-Phiri (Fair Trade Scotland) and there's music by Lazarus.
"It’s insane really that we live in a society where people go hungry. It doesn’t make sense… we’re a very smart species, we can solve this if we put our minds to it... I think sometimes you just need to care…” Evie Murray
“People are taking a lot of raw products from African countries, Malawi included, and selling them abroad at high prices. That cannot be right. Why are we not supporting products that will be produced and packed in country?” Joyce Juma-Phiri