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  • Small Farmers Big Change
    April 27, 2016

    On March 3, 2016, environmentalist and human rights activist Berta Cáceres was murdered in her home in Honduras. Berta was internationally recognized for her leadership in opposing a World Bank-financed dam project that would have devastated the lands where she and other indigenous Lenca people live.  In 2015, she  was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize.

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    April 22, 2016

    Riobamba, Ecuador
    Mexico City, Mexico
    April 20, 2016

    THE SMALL PRODUCER SYMBOL (SPP) & THE ECUADORIAN COORDINATOR OF FAIR TRADE ORGANIZATION EXPRESS SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF ECUADOR

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    April 21, 2016

    On April 19th, WBEZ Chicago aired the following 19 minute radio interview about the conventional banana industry (owned and controlled by just a handful of multinational conglomerates like Dole and Chiquita) and the small farmer alternative which places small farmers, ethical retailers, and engaged consumers center stage in a growing movement.
    One banana:  Two very different paths.  Which one do you choose?
    Worldview
    The Banana Supply Chain And The Movement To Change It

    Worldview

    April 19, 2016

    Click here to hear the 19 minute radio broadcast.

  • 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

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