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  • Small Farmers Big Change
    April 15, 2016

    We are so excited to announce that Beyond the Seal has been nominated for a Real Food Film award.
    The finalists of the contest will be judged in several categories, and one film will also be awarded the People’s Choice award. Watch a clipfrom Beyond the Seal and other food-based films, then cast your vote!

    Beyond the Seal filmmakers Leah Varjacques and Katherine Nagasawa.

  • Emily Reers
    April 14, 2016
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    Welcome to the last step of your school fundraiser! You’ve placed your master order, received your products and now: it’s time to pack and distribute orders to students. This may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Why not make it fun? Reserve a space, invite volunteers and bring your packing party supplies. Watch this short video to see how to efficiently set up your packing space, pack your orders in an organized way and get it all done while having fun. You’ll be glad you did!

  • Leif Rawson-Ahern
    April 14, 2016
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  • Carly Kadlec
    April 12, 2016
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    As organic farmers, many of our partners are especially susceptible to the multitude of environmental threats brought on by climate change. These new challenges, including the recent prevalence of the destructive fungus known as coffee leaf rust, are a real danger to the productivity of organic farms and the livelihoods of the people who rely on coffee.

  • Mary O'Brien
    April 11, 2016
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    Mary O’Brien, an activist in the Social Justice Office of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, reflects on fair trade and her faith. She explores the concepts of encounter, relationship and solidarity, on a visit with Equal Exchange to a coffee farming community in El Salvador, or sipping a morning cup of fairly traded coffee
  • Small Farmers Big Change
    March 31, 2016

    So March has come to an end, which means the end of another thrilling Equal Exchange Banana Month. This post marks the last of a three-part series that digs deep into the web documentary Beyond the Seal (missed Part 1 and Part 2?).
    This March, we have been overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and energy around Equal Exchange bananas and Beyond the Seal. While March may be over, we want to keep the momentum and conversations around Beyond the Seal going. We’ll continue to promote Beyond the Seal throughout the year and hope you’ll do the same!

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    March 24, 2016

    By Frankie Pondolph, Equal Exchange Sales Representative
    Frankie Pondolph and Laurie Foote, Equal Exchange Sales Representatives, with Naama Haviv, Executive Director of the Panzi Foundation USA

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    March 21, 2016

    It’s mid-March which means Equal Exchange Banana Month is in full swing! This March also marks our 10th year in the banana trade. To celebrate, we are promoting a new web documentary called Beyond the Seal.
    This is the second of a three-part series that digs deep into Beyond the Seal (missed Part 1? Click here).

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    March 2, 2016

    Welcome to Equal Exchange Banana Month! We dedicate this month to raising awareness about our fair trade banana supply chain and how this chain transforms our communities on both ends. Wherever you fall within the supply chain, this work is about ownership, having a voice, and connecting to our food.
    This March is even more special because it marks our 10th year in the banana trade.To celebrate, we’ll be promoting a new web documentary Beyond the Seal, an intriguing piece that boldly portrays the realities of small-scale banana farming.

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