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…

Co-operative pioneer and award winner

We are really excited to have received the Small Co-operative, Big Achiever Award at the Co-operative Awards in Manchester, held during Co-operatives United world festival and expo (29 Oct – 02 Nov 2012). We are truly delighted to receive this award. We see this…

Profile of Mahmoud Issa – Palestinian olive oil producer

Since 2005, the Palestinian Fair Trade Association (PFTA) and Canaan Fair Trade (the marketing arm of the PFTA) have organised over 1,700 olive oil farmers in Palestine inot fair trade cooperatives. The Issa family is one of them. In 2004 Mahmoud worked as a…

Conversation with Juan Luis of Aprainores

Aprainores is a cashew nut producer group from El Salvador. Juan Luis, what contribution do you value most from Equal Exchange? Firstly, the value to producers is helping us to see this as a business not just a project. It is a business in…