Ben Schmerler of Fair Trade USA shares his experience training Latin American coffee producers in Price Risk Management
This guest blog comes to us from our very own Ben Schmerler, Senior Manager of Coffee Supply Chains at Fair Trade USA. You may remember Ben from his work on Haitian mangos, recertifying producer groups whose lives and businesses were devastated by the 2010 earthquake.
Fair Trade USA asks for your support in bringing a bold vision to life
Fair Trade in the United States stands at a crossroads. Over the past 50 years, the Fair Trade movement has empowered farmers around the world to improve their lives, protect the land and develop their communities. We are proud of what we have accomplished – hardworking farmers, responsible companies, NGOs and conscious consumers – all working together.
Celebrate Fair Trade Month With This Delectably FAIR. Recipe
A great way to enjoy yourself during Fair Trade Month is by cracking open a bottle of FAIR. Café Liqueur. Tales of the Cocktail recently published their recipe book for 2011, which includes this delectable cocktail featuring Fair Trade spiced banana ice cubes, as well as FAIR. Café Liqueur.
Fair Trade Month Sponsor, Wholesome Sweeteners, Impacts Fair Trade Cooperatives in a Big Way
Fair Trade Month Sponsor, Wholesome Sweeteners, has made great positive impact in Malawi. Read their story to learn what this impact looks like for the members of the Kasinthula Cane Growers cooperative.
Guest Blogger: Katie Bouchard, Sales and Marketing Assistant at Choice Organic Teas, Seattle, WA
Guest blogger Katie Bouchard, Sales and Marketing Assistant at Choice Organic Teas, explains how Fair Trade standards and community development premiums work to promote and preserve the health of the environment on Fair Trade tea gardens and estates.