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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.
Want to put an extra big smile on Dad’s face this year? This Father’s Day, celebrate the Fair Trade way! Browse the Fair Trade USA Father’s Day Gift Guide to select a meaningful gift that positively impacts the lives of many fathers around the world. We’ve got every minute of his Fair Trade Father’s Day covered – from a sip of coffee in the morning to a friendly soccer match in the park.
Fair Trade farmers trek to Costco and Whole Foods Market to see their products firsthand
Fair Trade USA works with more than 1 million farmers and workers from over 70 countries around the world. These are the people who grow our flowers, pick our coffee, harvest our tea, and plant our bananas, the people who take care of our earth at its most basic level.
We recently had the opportunity to bring some of these farmers to the United States, not only to meet their international buyers and learn more about the Fair Trade industry, but also to visit their prized products on store shelves.
Community Development Premiums Empower and Improve Fair Trade Farming Communities; Impact Driven by Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration
Fair Trade USA, a non-profit organization and the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, recently released its 2011 Almanac, an annual publication which provides detailed information on the supply and impact of Fair Trade Certified products.