Fazenda Nossa Senhora de Fatima (FNSF) is a 230 hectare, 100% organic, family-owned coffee farm in the Cerrado Region of Minas Gerais, Brazil. With 110 farm workers in employment, 40% of whom are women, FNSF became the world’s first Fair Trade Certified coffee estate in January 2012. Ricardo Aguiar Resende, a third-generation coffee farmer, and his wife Gisele, own and operate the farm. The couple is deeply committed to the health, safety and overall wellbeing of their farm workers, and has implemented several social initiatives to benefit the workers’ commu¬nities. They have initiated projects like organic community gardens at the local school and brought medical services to the farm. They see Fair Trade as a natural complement to their existing efforts, and a great opportunity for their employees to feel a sense of ownership not only of their work and the land, but also of the management and use of the Fair Trade premium.