Empowerment,Farm Workers,Premium,Standards in Action

18 Oct , 2012  

I met Eliover in July when I visited the farm where he works in Colombia. He has worked in coffee since he was a kid picking coffee during the harvest, cleaning weeds, and recently guiding other workers in this farm during harvest time. When we met we talked about the idea of Fair Trade with [Read More]

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Farm Workers,Making the case

why I work with farm workers

14 Oct , 2012  

In my first job out of college, I lived and worked on a banana farm outside of Quevedo, Ecuador, the city where my father grew up.  It was the year of El Niño, and it rained incessantly.  The workers and I spent days and nights ‘fighting’ the rain to ensure the banana trucks could make [Read More]

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Farm Workers,Impact,Standards in Action

ensuring we create significant impact for workers and farmers

28 Sep , 2012  

At coffee farm participating in our Fair Trade pilots program.  Workers and I are discussing the pilot and how we can ensure that Fair Trade really brings significant benefits to workers

[youtube=http://youtu.be/lwanCiQvVYg] Damiao, farm worker in Fair Trade pilot farm in Brazil, talks about Fair Trade Making sure that whatever you do is actually creating the effects you are looking for is vital for any development initiative.  In my case, I am trying to create a system that brings the benefits of Fair Trade to coffee [Read More]

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