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    Empowering producers means sharing power with producers!

    3 January 2017 by Elizabeth Bennett, professor and fair trade researcher, Lewis & Clark College

    The fair trade movement aims to alleviate poverty and empower producers. This means working alongside farmers and workers as a team. This guest blog from Lewis & Clark College professor and fair trade researcher Elizabeth Bennett discusses why it’s important to include producers, and what you can do to advocate for this best practice.

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    Paraguayan Pride: Farmers Open World's First Fairtrade Organic Sugar Mill

    23 May 2014 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    Fairtrade sugar farmers from the remote Manduvira Cooperative in western Paraguay are celebrating an extraordinary achievement – the ribbon-cutting of the world’s first producer-owned Fairtrade organic sugar mill.

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