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Not Bad For A Coffee Break!

We are on a mission to help Mzuzu coffee regain their Fairtrade certification!

About Mzuzu

Malawi’s Mzuzu co-operative, and its farmer members, now in excess of 3000, have been producing coffee with dignity and care since the 1930s; a heritage of which they are rightly proud. It was the only coffee producer that had both Fairtrade and Fair Trade systems certifications, and recently, unjustly, de-certified.  Help us to rectify it!


Why Crowdfunding

Mzuzu and Fair Trade Scotland are re-igniting the dialogue with Fairtrade International about enhancing their certification system, that’s in urgent need of updating, by putting the needs of the Producer first ... READ MORE


Fairtrade International maintains that the only stumbling block to the completion of Mzuzu’s recertification (lost in 2019 for unjust reasons – read the “Background” paragraphs on the Crowdfunding page) is the outstanding wage arrears, to be paid to the Cooperative staff, which were accrued during the coffee crisis in 2017. The 157 staff members agreed to waiver their wages until the market picked up by voluntarily signing an agreement to this effect. 

We count on you to recertify!  See some of the campaign’s rewards below: 

Help us to redesign the Fair Trade system to redesign the policies (including unfair de-certifications); allow and incentivise producers to roast green beans in their countries; make this situation public and notorious to help Mzuzu to be recertified.

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We are in campaign since the World Fair Trade day, on 14th May 2022, and we have reached over 600 signatures. Support us and engage with our quest for social justice and fight for dignity!

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