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  • Beth Ann Caspersen
    July 23, 2015
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    Coffee Quality Manager Beth Ann Caspersen recently traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to judge the country's first-ever coffee cupping competition. This is the sixth blog post in the series about the visit. Read part one here

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    July 23, 2015

    Victor Hugo Garcia Lopez relaxing with his children after offering me a tour of his organic coffee farm.
    Co-operatives Supporting Co-operatives!

  • Beth Ann Caspersen
    July 14, 2015
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    Coffee Quality Manager Beth Ann Caspersen recently traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to judge the country's first-ever coffee cupping competition. This is the fifth blog post in the series about the visit. Read part one here.  

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    July 13, 2015

    By Ted Weihe, Consultant to Equal Exchange
    Yesterday in Paraguay and earlier in Bolivia, Pope Francis praised co-operatives and other localized organizations that he said provide productive economies for the poor (See NYT, July 11, 2015).

  • Beth Ann Caspersen
    July 12, 2015
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    Coffee Quality Manager Beth Ann Caspersen recently traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to judge the country's first-ever coffee cupping competition. This is the fourth blog post in the series about the visit. Read part one here

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    July 1, 2015

    By Peter Buck, Senior Representative, Interfaith Program & Community Sales
    There’s excitement here at Equal Exchange about Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the environment, “Laudato Si’ (Praise Be): Care for our Common Home.” In the Pope’s encyclical, he makes a powerful call for urgent action on climate change and environmental pollution. These issues are of paramount importance to many, including us at Equal Exchange.

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    June 29, 2015

    The following post was written by Sara Mersha, Director of Grantmaking and Advocacy at Grassroots International on World Environment Day. Sara eloquently makes the connections between food sovereignty, agroecology, and climate justice. Reposted from the Grassroots International blog.
    Sara Mersha
    June 5th, 2015

  • Peter Buck
    June 26, 2015
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    There’s excitement here at Equal Exchange about Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the environment, “Laudato Si’ (Praise Be): Care for our Common Home.” In the Pope’s encyclical, he makes a powerful call for urgent action on climate change and environmental pollution. These issues are of paramount importance to many, including us at Equal Exchange.

  • Beth Ann Caspersen
    June 25, 2015
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    Over the last four years, Equal Exchange has raised more than $50,000 for the Panzi Foundation through the Congo Coffee Project. The money has supported survivors of sexual violence at Maison Dorcas, the Panzi Hospital’s aftercare program in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    June 22, 2015

    The following article was written on May 5th, by Jerónimo Pruijn, Executive Director of the Foundation of Small Producers (FUNDEPPO)
    Rosa Guaman, President of the SPP, and other members voting at the Annual Meeting in Panama City, May 2015
    There is no better day than today, May 5th, to share some words about the Small Producers’ Symbol (SPP, for its Spanish Acronym). I was born in Holland, and on May 5th  in Holland, we celebrate Liberation Day, the day the occupation ended during World War II.

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