Fair Trade Coffee Cooperatives in Peru and Colombia Receive Funding to Address Key Challenges in Quality and Productivity
OAKLAND, Calif. (August 3, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, has announced the first two winners of its new Cooperative Small Grants Program, which offers Fair Trade Certified™ coffee cooperatives access to funding for specific capacity-building projects. The winners, APROCASSI from Peru and ASOPROKAN from Colombia, were awarded a combined $40,428 to improve crop productivity and quality management.
What is Empowerment? Our Principal’s Visit to Fair Trade USA in Colombia
by Ana Zacapa
We often hear the term empowerment, but wonder what it really actually means. When I recently visited Skoll Awardee Fair Trade USA in northern Colombia, I saw it firsthand.
LONGMONT, Colo., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Madhava Natural Sweeteners, the company that first introduced agave to the U.S. market a decade ago, announced its Raw Organic Agave Nectar is now Fair Trade Certified(TM).