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1.21.14

Workers at Bananeras de Urabá invest in their community through Fair Trade Certified bananas

1 in 2 pieces of fruit imported into the U.S. is a banana. With their short shelf life and huge demand, importing bananas is a process that must run like clockwork.
11.14.13
Fundraising Websites - Crowdrise Mangos from Haiti are among the sweetest and most flavorful on the market.  So it’s no coincidence that Fair Trade Certified™ mangos have strengthened Haitian farmers’ economic security and given them hope, particularly after the earthquake.
11.12.13
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 interviews a farm worker from Colombia, highlighting Eliovar's experience at the Specialty Coffee Association of America last April.
11.05.13

Three amazing things one farm in Nicaragua can do because of Fair Trade

If you’ve ever wondered, “where does my money actually go when I buy a cup of Fair Trade coffee,” then this one’s for you. Nestled high at the top of a mountain in the tiny farming community of La Dalia, Nicaragua, rests Finca La Revancha. La Revancha is a family-owned coffee estate, with about 90 permanent workers (many more during the harvest). For the last year they’ve been working hard to meet the Fair Trade standards in order to become Central America's first Fair Trade Certified coffee estate. 
10.14.13

Heifer International's work to fight seasonal hunger and poverty goes hand-in-hand with Fair Trade

You'll find a lot of content on this blog highlighting the many benefits that Fair Trade brings to farming communities: From improved business relationships and democratic process, to additional income to invest in much-needed development projects. However, Fair Trade is not the only solution to alleviating poverty. Fair Trade often works best when combined with efforts from other organizations with similar missions. And, the democratic structure fostered by Fair Trade standards makes these communities ideal beneficiaries for additional support.
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