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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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Sustainable Production6

(Editor’s note: This article written by Jimmy Sherfey originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Roast magazine. Photos courtesy of Fair Trade USA. Links have been added for context.) Those…

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IWCA convention puebla

The International Women’s Coffee Alliance has opened registration for its fifth international convention, to be held this coming August 3-5 in conjunction with the Cumbre Latinoamericana del Cafe (the annual Latin…

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Photo by Julio Flórez, 2015. Coffee triangle, Colombia. Courtesy of the SCAA.

(editor’s note: This is the third post in an ongoing series in which members of the SCAA Sustainability Council will be addressing their current work, while sharing opportunities and insight for coffee industry…

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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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Creative Commons "Coffee Plantations" photo by Premnath Thirumalaisamy.

In a statement rare in its humility among organizations of similar size and scope, Fairtrade America has publicly identified areas in which it needs to improve its efforts, particularly as they…

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Data showing the price of C coffee for the past year, ending at a low of $1.158 per pound on Sept. 16, from the ICE US Futures Exchange.

My mother is a first generation immigrant. She came to the United States with my father and three small children in the mid 1980s from the Philippines. Like many first…

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