UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Soundbite: Dealing with the challenges facing the farmers and workers producing our food

24 January 2019, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm


We are joined by Sarah Roberts, Executive Director of the Ethical Tea Partnership, for a Soundbite.

Event Information

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Annelise Andersen


Anatomy G04 Gavin de Beer LT
Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building
Gower Street

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In this talk, Sarah will explain how the ethical tea partnership operates, how it has evolved and how it maintains momentum. She will then explore diverse challenges within food supply chains, asking why farmers in export chains are often food insecure themselves and why many export farmers are unable to earn a living wage. These challenges will be grounded within an example of the Ethical Tea Partnership’s Malawi 2020 campaign. 

The speaker

Sarah Roberts is the Executive Director of the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and has over two decades of experience of development and corporate responsibility work, leading work and convening multi-stakeholder partnerships on important sustainability issues ranging from living wage to climate change. Prior to joining ETP she worked on educational projects in South Africa, spent five years at the International Institute for Environment and Development, and worked on corporate responsibility issues for a range of not-for-profit and large-scale consultancy firms.