Coffee grown by women highlighted as best practice

A new report by Twin, in part funded by The Fairtrade Foundation and Equal Exchange, highlights as best practice the work we have done in producing our Grown by Women range of coffees. Fatima Ismael , General Manager of Soppexcca coffee co-operative in Nicaragua…

Real Reels – Steps in the world of Equal Exchange

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdZXn0pWUJk A series of 2 min shorts to be released on YouTube, once each day over Fairtrade Fortnight (25th Feb to 10th March 2013). A free ReelReals showcase with refreshments...

Why buy from women coffee farmers?

Whilst women’s empowerment does figure in the Fairtrade standards, we want to go further and challenge mainstream Fairtrade to show that the bar can be raised and women can have access to the same choices as men. Smallholders, not estates, produce most of the…

Equal Exchange leads the way on new agreement

Newly established trademarks on speciality Ethiopian coffees mean that from now on only officially licensed distributors will be able to sell them. Equal Exchange’s Fairtrade and Organic Yirgacheffe Ground Coffee will be the first product to be marketed under the Ethiopian Coffee and Trademarking…