Finca Triunfo Verde

Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV) has worked extensively with Grounds for Health to implement a community-focused effort to test women for cervical cancer. Grounds for Health has trained co-op staff to run and maintain the clinic and continue the effort.

Comon Yaj Noptic

Members of Comon Yaj Noptic have been monitoring bird species in their communities for the past four years in an effort to provide on-the-ground data for a conservation non-profit in Mexico.

Fri, May 16, 2014 - 6:04am

How climate change will brew a bad-tasting, expensive cup of coffee

Small Farmers, Big Change
May 16, 2014

Rising heat, extreme weather and pests mean the highland bean is running out of cool mountainsides on which it flourishes. Global warming is leading to bad, expensive coffee. The perfect storm of raising heat, extreme whether and ferocious pests mean the highland bean is running out of cool mountain sides on which it flourishes. Rich western urbanites expecting to dodge the impacts of climate change should prepare for a jolt: global warming is leading to bad, expensive coffee. Almost 2bn cups of coffee perk up its drinkers every day, but a perfect storm of rising heat, extreme weather and ferocious pests mean the highland bean is running out of cool mountainsides on which it flourishes. Read more here.

Thu, May 8, 2014 - 8:00pm

Tomorrow is World Fair Trade Day: Free Online Screening of “Connected by Coffee”

Small Farmers, Big Change
May 8, 2014

From our friends at Catholic Relief Services:
For World Fair Trade Day, May 10th 2014 ALL DAYYou can watch Connected By Coffee for free online at right from the homepage.We want to inspire you with the voices of these farmers on a day to honor fair trade. Please share this with everyone! DVDs and public screening versions are for sale now as well!
(A film by Stone Hut Studios, produced by Chelsea Bay Dennis and Aaron Dennis)
Learn more about WFTD at Fair Trade Resource Network.
or World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).

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