Tue, Apr 12, 2016 - 1:15pm

The Coffee Farmer Resilience Initiative

Carly Kadlec
April 12, 2016

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.

Mon, Apr 11, 2016 - 4:54pm

Fair Trade and My Faith

Mary O'Brien
April 11, 2016
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
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 - 10:22am

March is Equal Exchange Banana Month!

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!

Thu, Mar 24, 2016 - 12:34pm

Using Our Voices: Honoring Dr. Mukwege for his work at the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Mon, Mar 21, 2016 - 9:31am

Equal Exchange Banana Month: Part II

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).

Wed, Mar 2, 2016 - 9:22am

March is Equal Exchange Banana Month!

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.


Co-op Name: Union de cooperativas de Servicios Agropecuarios Tierra Nueva (COSATIN)

Location: Boaco, Nicaragua 

Number of producers: 674; 7 base organizatios for coffee production, 1 base organization for honey production

Founded: 1997

Certified: FLO, Organic, SPP 


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