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Guest blog from Miguel Zamora, the Director of Coffee Innovation and Producer Relations
This guest blog post comes to us from our very own Miguel Zamora, the Director of Coffee Innovation and Producer Relations at Fair Trade USA. Miguel is focused on creating opportunities between buyers and coffee-growing communities around the world. In this post, Miguel talks about the potential for small-scale farmers in Honduras who hope to access the many opportunities and benefits of Fair Trade through Fair Trade USA's new Independent Smallholder Standard (ISS).
The Guatemalan Federacion de Cooperativas Agricolas is a producer and exporter organization made up of about 54 smaller coffee cooperatives. Founded in 1969, FEDECOCAGUA has facilitated coffee exports and sales to local and international markets for their more than 20,000 small-scale farming members.
A cool, easy way to support Fair Trade, while earning rewards at your favorite neighborhood haunts
Fair Trade USA is excited to announce a new partnership with LevelUp. Not only can you get your morning cup of coffee fast and easy while earning rewards at your favorite haunts, you can help support schools, medical facilities and sustainable projects in developing communities. Join us in empowering farmers and farming co-ops all over the world. Using LevelUp gives a whole new meaning to every purchase matters.
Guest blog from Jim Pellegrini, Founder, CEO & Director of Coffee at Muddy Dog Roasting Company
This guest blog post comes to us from Jim Pellegrini, Founder, CEO & Director of Coffee at Muddy Dog Roasting Company. Jim travelled to Chiapas, Mexico on a trip with Fair Trade USA staff to visit Fair Trade coffee farmers last December.