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The undeniable impacts of climate change lend an urgency to Earth Day. In Mexico, as well as throughout Latin America, coffee farmers have been dealing with an outbreak of coffee leaf rust, a debilitating disease that has been able to spread quicker due to changing weather patterns and higher temperatures. Farmers in Mexico are recovering from leaf rust disease and increasing their resilience to climate change thanks to a project by Fairtrade, CLAC and Lidl Germany.
Have you ever wanted to host a Fairtrade coffee cupping like the professionals? Now you can! There’s no right or wrong way to cup or taste Fairtrade coffee, but we’ve put together some guidelines to help you along the way.
This blog originally appeared on the Fairtrade partner zone of Guardian Sustainable Business (GSB) on April 20, 2016.
Each year on the anniversary of Rana Plaza, civil society, advocates and consumers sing these words in hopes of ending human rights abuses that plague global supply chains. As a member of civil society and an advocate for greater transparency, responsibility and a revolution, these words speak to me as well.
Mark Overly of Kaladi Coffee Roasters in Denver, Colorado, has been working in coffee for over 28 years. In his travels, he has witnessed the effects that gender imbalances can have on communities; but also the transformative nature of extending opportunities to all. Ensuring that women and men have access to the same opportunities is key to greater gender equality.
The extra money paid to certified farmers and workers for each sale on Fairtrade terms has risen above the $115 million mark for the first time, according to new figures released today. Fairtrade producers invested this Premium according to their priorities.
Gender inequality is often seen as just a women's issue, but it is much more. It's about power balances between men and women, it's about discrimination, and it's about changing perceptions.
In our globalized economy, we’re all part of one enormous food system affected by many of the same forces. Whether you’re a single parent on food stamps or a coffee farmer in Tanzania, we all face challenges around food security and access to healthy, sustainably-produced food.
For 86 years, the United States was forced to allow goods produced by the worst forms of child labor and forced labor to enter our country due to a loophole. Last week, President Obama signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act into law forever closing this loophole in the Tariff Act of 1930, a move that has major implications for businesses, human rights organizations and product certification systems around the globe.