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Fair Trade Coffee Cooperatives in Peru and Colombia Receive Funding to Address Key Challenges in Quality and Productivity

We have the great pleasure of sharing with you the first two winners of our new Cooperative Small Grants Program, which offers Fair Trade Certified™ coffee cooperatives access to funding for specific capacity-building projects. The winners, APROCASSI from Peru and ASOPROKAN from Colombia, were awarded a combined $40,428 to improve crop productivity and quality management.

Enter to win a fabulous gift!

Happy Fair Trade Friday!  Today we have partnered with Rishi Tea to give away a Travel Mug Gift Set to three very lucky winners. There are a variety of ways to enter, and you can get up to 10 entries! Login with Facebook or register your email below to see all the ways to enter the giveaway:
Behind the items we consume every day are farmers struggling to survive and support their families. Living in poor, rural regions of the world where paved roads and Internet access are rare, small-scale farmers who produce these items have little ability to negotiate fair prices for their products.
Fair Trade Certified products are now available on the shelves of more than 100,000 retail locations in the North America, resulting in millions of dollars of community development premiums for farmers and workers all over the world. Along with fair wages, farmers and workers receive these premiums to invest in community development projects. Share this infographic with your friends to show them how they can make every purchase matter.

Brazilian Farm Workers from First Pilot Invest in Eye and Dental Care

In January Fazenda Nossa Senhora de Fatima (FNSF), a 500-acre, 100% organic, family-owned coffee farm in Brazil, became the world’s first Fair Trade Certified™ coffee estate.
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