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Prosperity – SDG’s 7 – 11

Prosperity SDG’s 7-11

On this page examples of how Clubs are addressing Prosperity SDG’s 7-11 will be displayed.

Developments in Fair Trade 

Remember the Meru Women’s Garden Project (MWGP)?

4 03 2024 Meru Herbs is now a Guaranteed Member of the World Fair Trade Organisation!

SI Canterbury had supported this project based in Meru, Kenya, in 2014. In 2015 it was selected as the 2016-19 Federation project at the SIGBI Federation Conference, Glasgow 2015.

A small Fair Trade organisation, known as Just Trading Scotland at the time, now known as True Origin, was known to import products from Meru Herbs.  Many Clubs used the products from Meru Herbs to raise money for the MWGP.

From the Scottish Fair Trade Forum (SFTF) Newsletter today 4 03 2024 article on Meru Herbs by True Origin, “Meru Herbs recently became a Guaranteed Member of the World Fair Trade Organisation. True Origin (also a Guaranteed Member) received a grant from the Scottish Fair Trade Forum through our Investing in Partnerships fund to support Meru Herbs, a Kenyan women-led community social enterprise creating and promoting great tasting, healthy organic herbal teas, tropical fruit jams and delicious sauces, while improving the quality of life of their farmers and members.”

To learn more about Meru Herbs click herefor True Origin click here; for World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) click here for Scottish Fair Trade Forum click here

Outstanding Achievement Award 8 11 2023!

At the Scottish Fair Trade Forum Awards on 8 11 2023, Eileen Imlah, Lecturer, and her students, Supported Learning Department, New College Lanarkshire, won the Outstanding Achievement Ward sponsored by Scotmid.

To learn more about the Scottish Fair Trade Forum click here.

The way in which Eileen has brought Fairtrade to life for her students is seen in the film “An Equal Chance”. listed below.  To view the film click here.  (Morag Rennie, SI Hamilton, had a part in this film, as a guest from the local Fairtrade Steering Gd roup).

Motion in Scottish Parliament 30 11 2023!

Clare Adamson MSP, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party raised a Motion entitled ” New College Lanarkshire’s Eileen Imlah and Students Recognised with Outstanding Achievement Award”.  Motion reference S6M-11487.  To view the Motion click here. To learn more about The Scottish Parliament click here.

Prosperity SDG’s 7-11

Launch of 5 Short Films!

15 06 2023 Launch of 5 short films on Scottish Fair Trade Forum Facebook page; to visit page click here.

March, April 2023 ~ 5 short films made to celebrate the Scotland A Fair Trade Nation 10th Anniversary.  Funding came from a grant from the National Lottery Communities Fund.  Films show the campaigning work being done in different parts of the country.  Titles as follows:

Fair Trade Champions ~ Perth and Kinross

The Virtuous Circle ~ Paisley

An Equal Chance ~ Motherwell and Wishaw (Morag Rennie, SI Hamilton had a part in this film).  To view this film click here.

A Fair Day’s Work ~ Castle Douglas

Fair Not Fast~ Alford Fairtrade Group, Aberdeenshire

To find the films click here.

To arrange a screening click here.

25 02 2023 Scotland A Fair Trade Nation 10th Anniversary!

To find out more click here.

Prosperity SDG's 8 & 10
9 03 2023 North Lanarkshire Provost raising new Fairtrade Flag above Motherwell Civic Centre; SI Hamilton member Morag helping.


Prosperity SDG 8
SI Hamilton members marking Scotland A Fair Trade Nation 10th Anniversary 25 02 2023; photo taken 9 03 2023.


Prosperity SDG8
SI Hamilton members marking Scotland Fair Trade Nation 10th Anniversary 25 02 2-23; photo taken 9 03 2023.

9 03 2023 Members of SI Hamilton marking this important milestone in above photos.

SDG’s addressed: SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth; SDG 10  Reduced Inequalities.


Ten Principles of Fair Trade + WFTO Logo
Ten Principles of Fair Trade + WFTO Logo
From the Scottish Fair Trade Forum Members’ Magazine June 2022:
Meru Herbs Update:

Following on from the SIGBI Meru Women’s Garden Project, with associated  promotion of Meru Herbs products available from Just Trading Scotland, (JTS), Meru Herbs have now secured Provisional World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) membership!

For more information on Meru Herbs products click here; for JTS click here.

23 06 2021 Update on Kilombero Rice Farmers of Northern Malawi:

Do you remember the Kilombero rice stall at SIGBI Federation Conference Glasgow  5-7 November 2015?  SI Hamilton members sold 90kg fairly traded Kilombero rice. 90kg of rice is the amount of rice that a farmer in the Karonga Region of Northern Malawi would require to sell to send one of his or her children to secondary school for one year.

Webinar Update

On 27 05 2021 a Scottish Fairtrade Forum (SFTF) webinar entitled “Fair Trade verification and small – holder farmers – a case study: Kaporo Smallholder Farmers Association (KASFA), Malawi and the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO)”.  KASFA has applied for membership of WFTO.

KASFA is part of NASFAM, (National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi), which is the largest independent, smallholder -owned membership organisation in Malawi.

Great Taste Awards!

Since 2015, both the brown and white rice have won 1* Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Food.

Most Ethical on the UK Market May 2019!

Ethical Consumer Magazine has named Kilombero rice as the most ethical on the UK Market, May 2019.

SFTF and Just Trading Scotland (JTS), importers of the rice, have become members of WFTO.

To learn more about SFTF click here; for JTS click here. 

2 11 2021 Kilombero rice farmers are now members of WFTO

Congratulations to the growers of Kilombero Rice in Malawi on becoming members of WFTO!  To learn more about their amazing achievement click here.

SDG’s addressed: 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth; 10 Reduced Inequalities.

Watch this space to learn about further developments!