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Banana workers helping to rebuild a peaceful, just society in Colombia

As Colombia rebuilds its society after years of civil war, banana plantations in Urabá, one of the worst affected regions, are empowering workers to have a say in their futures

Fairtrade farmers take coffee quality to new heights in Guatemala

Fairtrade coffee farmers in Guatemala recently saw their coffee rank among the best in a crowded field of competitors in the Guatemala 2016 Cup of Excellence Competition. 

Taking your Fairtrade event from good to great

Are you planning to participate in the World Fairtrade Challenge this May? If you’re looking to host a coffee break or other related event check out these ideas and tips from Fair Trade Campaigns, a national organization mobilizing fair trade consumers and advocates across the US.

Earthquake in Ecuador

On Saturday, an earthquake rocked Ecuador. The following message comes from the Fairtrade Producer Network of Latin America, the CLAC, reposted on our site in solidarity with all the Fairtrade farmers and workers who have been affected.

Farmers in Mexico Adapting to a Changing Climate

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.

How to host a Fairtrade coffee cupping

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.

Fairtrade Joins the Fashion Revolution

This blog originally appeared on the Fairtrade partner zone of Guardian Sustainable Business (GSB) on April 20, 2016.

Transparency, Responsibility, Change, Revolution

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.

Guest Blog: Toward More a Balanced Coffee

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.

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