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7.13.12

Get to know the roasters of your favorite Fair Trade Certified coffee beans

Just Love Coffee Roasters
7.12.12
Enjoy a classic summer treat that makes a difference in the lives of vanilla and sugar farmers.
7.03.12
Whether you’re enjoying a 4th of July barbeque, a long hiking trip, or a picnic at the park, here are some ways to cool down that ensures not just a good time but also fair wages for farmers around the world.
6.26.12
Fazenda Nossa Senhora de Fatima (FNSF) is a 230 hectare, 100% organic, family-owned coffee farm in the Cerrado Region of Minas Gerais, Brazil. With 110 farm workers in employment, 40% of whom are women, FNSF became the world’s first Fair Trade Certified coffee estate in January 2012.
6.15.12

Letter of support from 5,000 Brazilian small coffee farmers

In Brazil there are 6,000 small coffee farmers who are members of Fair Trade CertifiedTM small farmer organizations. Today Fair Trade USA received a letter from Coocafe, a Brazilian cooperative made up of 5,000 of these 6,000 small farmers. The translated letter – which has been posted with the permission of Coocafe - expresses their support for broadening the benefits of Fair Trade to include farm workers on large coffee farms while simultaneously strengthening coffee cooperatives to ensure they continue to benefit as well.
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