View from Coffeelands: The Future of Fair Trade

Our friend Michael Sheridan writes another important piece about coffeelands and fair trade in general. If you’re at all interested in fair trade, check this out:

“The truth is that Fair Trade Certification has brought benefits to the farmers we accompany overseas. And we continue to support the efforts of smallholder farmers to certify their organizations and coffee as Fair Trade because we believe it can continue to generate important developmental impacts on the ground. We continue to seek opportunities to engage with FLO, and will be doing so later this month in El Salvador. The system has gotten more complicated, however, as it has grown in popularity and volume — a process that has caused some growing pains and makes our relationship with the certification system complex.”

Read the full story here.

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