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Guest post from Sarah Minarik, Business Development Manager
This guest blog post comes to us from Sarah Minarik, Business Development Manager at Fair Trade USA. Sarah works hard every day to create business opportunities that transform the lives of farmers and farm workers around the world.
The power of Fair Trade is that the model leverages the market to improve the lives of people around the world. Tradtionally businesses have engaged in commerce and NGOs have made societal improvement their mission, but Fair Trade enables businesses to actively address human & environmental exploitation. As globalization has inextricably tied the health of people, businesss, and environment, there is an ever-increasing need for businesses to ensure long-term supply chain viability by supporting and investing in the people and environment where their products are sourced.
Guest Post from Katie Barrow, Senior Manager of Communications
Today’s post comes to us from Katie Barrow, Senior Manager of Communications at Fair Trade USA. During her four years with the organization, she has had the privilege of meeting dozens of female heroes within the Fair Trade movement, making International Women’s Day (March 8) one of her favorite days of the year.
Guest post from Sri Artham, the Director of Strategic Accounts
This guest blog post comes to us from our very own Sri Artham, the Director of Strategic Accounts at Fair Trade USA. Sri is focused on creating business opportunities to transform the lives of farmers and farm workers around the world.
Fair Trade USA is saddened by the loss of a true Fair Trade leader, Raúl del Águila, who passed away on February 13, 2013. Raúl was a member of our Coffee Producer Advisory Council for many years. He was also the leader of one of the most impressive cooperatives in the Fair Trade system to date--COCLA in Peru.