Official Launch of Kilombero Rice
On Tuesday night, a few of the SIS team headed over to the City Chambers to support one of its customers, Just Trading Scotland and celebrate a significant milestone; the official launch of their Kilombero Rice from Malawi.
The launch was a fantastic success and a real celebration of the warm heart of Africa with speeches from the Lord Provost and the Scotland Malawi Project on the enduring and powerful relationship between Scotland and Malawi. They showcased how Fair Trade and social enterprises founded on strong principles of partnership, respect and equality can help both Malawi and Scotland in their own development goals.
We had a delicious meal cooked up by Scottish Masterchef contestant Julie Macleod who showcased this delicious and novel rice in a fabulous African inspired curry. Kilombero Rice is now available at all Margiotta’s in Edinburgh with lots of work being done behind the scenes to expand their offering.
JTS has already made a huge social impact with their 90kg Rice Challenge – the amount of rice it takes for a smallholder farmer in Malawi to afford a year of Secondary education for their children. To find out more about Just Trading Scotland, and Kilombero Rice, please see here.