Farm Workers,Small farmers,Voices

My first coffee show

20 May , 2013  

Farmers and workers at SCAA 2013

This post comes from my colleague Griselda Barraza.  She just attended her first SCAA coffee show.     Preparing for the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) show was a lot of work. We spent several hours getting all the logistics ready for the group of farm workers and independent small farmers that we brought [Read More]

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Empowerment,Farm Workers,Premium,Standards in Action

Farm workers in Nicaragua prepare for Fair Trade

14 Feb , 2013  

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Last week I visited a farm in Nicaragua participating in our coffee pilots to bring the benefits of Fair Trade to coffee pickers and other farm workers.  As part of the new standards we are testing in this pilot, the farm workers have democratically elected a Fair Trade committee.  The committee in this farm includes [Read More]

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Farm Workers,Voices

Leonardo says hi from Nicaragua’s coffee fields

12 Feb , 2013  

Last week I visited a farm in Nicaragua participating in one of our pilots. One of the workers, Leonardo, is studying English on Saturdays Sundays when he doesn’t have to work .  He is saving everything he can to pay for classes, and is seeking new opportunities in his life and to meet people from other countries.  I [Read More]