Small-scale farmers in Central America threatened by aggressive roya outbreak; businesses and coffee drinkers encouraged to take action
OAKLAND, Calif.,March 28, 2013 - Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit organization and the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, today launched a new initiative to help small-scale farmers fight the devastating outbreak of coffee leaf rust in Central America.
Leaders across the supply chain commit to “people, planet, profit” approach to sustainable sourcing
January 30, 2013 – The Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI), the Skoll Foundation, Fundación Avina, and Fair Trade USA recently hosted a daylong event aimed at making global supply chains more sustainable. President Bill Clinton joined thirty-seven leaders from the business, farming, academic, NGO and philanthropic communities to address key challenges around global poverty and environmental degradation, market failures and growing economic disparity.
Findings Lay Foundation for Greater Transparency and Impact in Apparel Sector
OAKLAND, Calif. (January 23, 2013) Fair Trade USA's Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) for apparel today released a report on the recently completed Fair Trade Certified™ apparel pilot program.
Fair Trade Coffee Cooperative in Honduras Receives Funding to Invest in Sustainable Soil Regeneration and Water Initiatives
OAKLAND, Calif. (December 5, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announced the winner of its Cooperative Small Grants Program’s second round, which offers Fair Trade Certified™ cooperatives access to funding for specific capacity-building projects. The winner, COMSA from Honduras, plans to use the grant money to improve their environmental sustainability efforts and their organics program.