Tue, Aug 5, 2014 - 11:11am

The Long Road Forward: Co-ops Supporting Co-ops – Part I

Small Farmers, Big Change
August 5, 2014

“During the war, my comandante told me that we were fighting for a house, a piece of land, and a business. Today, I have a house; some land; we co-own our business; and, my comandante … is President [of El Salvador]!” Oscar Valladares, former President, APRAINORES
Oscar Valladares

Mon, Aug 4, 2014 - 11:07am

Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Jessica Jones-Hughes
August 4, 2014

Have you been following the outpouring of new research about the important role of bacteria in our body and its link to our health? There was very little information about how our microflora (a.k.a. gut bacteria) influenced our health until about five years ago. The new findings are truly revolutionizing our understanding of health and nutrition (think probiotics and prebiotics).


The farmers at COMSA have their very own “COMSA philosophy” that they have all created and contributed to as their organization has developed over the past 13 years. The philosophy centers on living out and practicing their values in their work, community, and personal life.

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 - 10:27am

The Learning Never Stops: Part 3 – The Personal

Carly Kadlec
July 30, 2014

The Cooperation in Productivity event was the first time Equal Exchange has organized a peer-led, on-farm learning experience between farmer organizations. It was incredibly exciting, not just because it was the first event of its kind for us, but because of all the farmer-driven content.


The members of CIRSA come primarily from two main ethnic groups, Tzotzil and Tzeltal; if Spanish is spoken at all, it is spoken as a second language.


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