Workers at Bananeras de Urabá invest in their community through Fair Trade Certified bananas
1 in 2 pieces of fruit imported into the U.S. is a banana. With their short shelf life and huge demand, importing bananas is a process that must run like clockwork.
How Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada uses Fair Trade community development funds
In the mountains of Honduras is the village of Capucas, home to Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada (COCAFCAL). This coffee farmer cooperative has more than 70 members, all of whom are dedicated to growing some of the best coffee in the world.
Jose Isidro Lara grows some of the highest quality Fair Trade Certified coffee around
Meet Jose Isidro Lara, member of COCAFCAL in Honduras. He started coffee farming on one acre that was given to him by his father. With the Fair Trade prices he receives, he has been able to invest in 9 more acres throughout the area.
Guest blog from Miguel Zamora, the Director of Coffee Innovation and Producer Relations
This guest blog post comes to us from our very own Miguel Zamora, the Director of Coffee Innovation and Producer Relations at Fair Trade USA. Miguel is focused on creating opportunities between buyers and coffee-growing communities around the world. Read on to learn more about his visit with small scale coffee farmers in the Lake Toba region of Sumatra who hope to access the many opportunities and benefits of Fair Trade through Fair Trade USA's new Independent Smallholder Standard (ISS).
Spread Your Holiday Joy Around the World
During this season of giving (and buying), you might be asking yourself: What can I do to make all of the holiday giving and gifting even more meaningful?