March is Women’s History Month–the perfect time to highlight a new initiative that I helped create: Java Jog for a Cause. The co-founders and I started out as a small group of women in coffee that serendipitously came together through our mutual interests: coffee, and in particular, women in coffee. We wanted to find a meaningful way to highlight the important role that women play in coffee and pair that with health and fitness.
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Equal Exchange’s Banana Conference:
The Future of Authentic Fairtrade Bananas
March 21st, 22nd, and 23rd 2014
The conference is coming up fast.
We’d like to fill you in on the details and get ready for what’s to come.
Need a map of where things are happening and when?
The most important thing is to come hungry to learn and excited to make connections across the supply chain.
To prepare, we suggest that you read these 3 short pieces so that we can hit the ground running.
A brief stop on our way back from a meeting with one of the women’s groups organized through FTAK, somewhere between the towns of Kudiyanmala and Vellad.
Equal Exchange, T'ruah, and Fair Trade Judaica have collaborated to provide a chocolate fundraising initiative for the Jewish Community.
… and having trouble navigating the waters?
Many thanks to Fair World Project for their easy-to-use, interactive, fun tool to help you distinguish between seven different certification schemes.
Meets FWP’s expectations and/or is a model program in this area.
Acceptable policy that at least meets current industry standards, but there is room for improvement.
TransFair/Fair Trade USA walking away with the fruits of 25 years of the movement’s collective labor, to the detriment of small farmers & consumers.