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Earth-friendly certifications and standards abound for products like coffee, chocolate and palm oil. But do the programs work? A frog the size of a fingernail. A poncho-clad farmer leading his…

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coffee insurance for colombian farmers

Coffee pod giant Nespresso and a startup insurance provider Blue Marble Microinsurance are piloting an innovative weather-related insurance program involving nearly 2,000 Colombian coffee farmers. The insurance initiative is attempting…

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Blockchain Bean coffee IBM Brooklyn Roasting

Brooklyn Roasting Company and IBM have teamed up to track 150 bags of green coffee through IBM’s blockchain technology, giving consumers a glimpse of the coffee’s journey throughout the supply…

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ethiopia fairtrade coffee

Fairtrade Africa has launched phase three of a €1.1 million (USD$1.28 million) project designed to improve smallholder coffee farmers’ resilience to climate change. The first two phases of the Climate…

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green coffee cooperative

The 21 coffee roasting company members of the green coffee importing cooperative Cooperative Coffees have collectively agreed to raise the minimum price paid to producers for fair trade, organic coffee…

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algrano green coffee

The Swiss green trading platform company Algrano and Fairtrade Switzerland have announced a partnership to connect more Fairtrade-certified producers direct with buyers through the company’s digital buying platform. Algrano went live with…

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Over 82 percent of the world’s coffee is produced by 17.7 million small-scale coffee farmers, according to the ICO. And while there has been much work pushing for sustainable production,…

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Darío Soto Abril has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of Fairtrade International — whose United States labeling affiliate is Fairtrade America — where he will officially assume the…

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fairtrade

Leading agricultural certifying agency Fairtrade International has begun the search for a new global CEO following the recent departure of former CEO Harriet Lamb to the London-based peace-building organization International…

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good food awards coffee

With the entry period for the 2017 Good Food Awards beginning in less than three weeks, the group has announced it has changed its sustainability criteria in the coffee category to…

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