Why you should ‘spice up your rice’ this World Food Day

This World Food Day, our #DigInWomen campaign aims to raise awareness, and raise money to support female farmers to build sustainable, profitable farming businesses. With a steady income, these women are able to pay for nutritious food, life-saving healthcare and they can afford school fees to send their children to school.

Inadequate nutrition not only causes death, but children may suffer from difficulty concentrating at school, lowered immunity, and physical and mental developmental problems. This has life-long consequences for individuals, families, communities and economies. Many of MicroLoan’s female farmers grow and eat rice, which is a staple food alongside maize. This World Food Day, we’re challenging you to spice up your rice using some nutritious ingredients, which are often too expensive for families living in extreme poverty.

And we have some delicious, nutritious ingredient inspiration from more of MicroLoan’s female farmers…


Inspired to take on your own ‘spice up your rice’ challenge? Let us know by sending us a DM or emailing us at contact@mlf.org.uk! We’d love to see your creations. Don’t forget, our #DigInWomen campaign for World Food Day launches on the 11th of October. We need your help to spread the word, so post your rice dishes on your social media platforms, use the #DigInWomen hashtag and don’t forget to tag us! You can find us on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thank you to celebrity chef and the Telegraph food columnist Claire Thomson for leading the way on this tasty challenge.

Above all else, our campaign hopes to raise funds to support female farmers like Alice, Maria, Lincy, Eltina, Gloria and Agnes. You can help by donating the cost of your dinner this World Food Day.

Donate the cost of your dinner to our World Food Day campaign

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