Women and children at work sorting coffee
The truth is that Fairtrade and certified coffee, chai and cacao are anything but fair, and have never been fair to farmers, farm workers or to their children. Most certifications claim falsely that they are taking farmers out of poverty. They are not. The economic impact of Fairtrade International, the largest certification organization, works out at less than US$0.
A look at two major crises that are threatening the livelihoods of farmers and workers across the globe, and how Fair Trade can be part of the solution. The post Coffee in Crisis: The Silent Disaster You’ve Never Heard Of appeared f...
As of January 2015, all sugar, cocoa, vanilla, coffee and bananas are certified by Fairtrade International.
Fair Trade USA launched the Rust Response Fund, to which we will contribute a minimum of $50,000 to fight the spread of coffee rust in Central America. The post FairTrade USA Ramps Up Fight Against Coffee Rust in Central America app...
Despite claims of organic sourcing, Dublin’s independent coffee shops seem reluctant to use Fairtrade beans, a decision that could be bad news for coffee farmers in developing countries.