Farm Workers,Premium,Voices

buying “a share” for a better future

18 Nov , 2013  

view from land where workers would be able to build their own homes

Leonardo Garcia is a farm worker at a coffee estate called “La Revancha” (The Revenge, in English), in Nicaragua.  This farm is part of our pilot program, which was developed to help the coffee industry better understand if and how Fair Trade can help improve the lives of millions of farm workers who work the coffee [Read More]

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Empowerment,Premium,Small farmers,Standards in Action

A first step towards farmer organizations

12 Mar , 2013  

Paola y Dona

During my visit to Honduras, last month, I visited the Cruz Alta community in Santa Rosa de Copan. I visited Efigio at his farm where the other farmers in his Fair Trade group were already meeting. Efigio is a young independent smallholder that grows coffee just as his parents and his older brother do. He [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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