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...

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…

The incredible story of Ines Aviles Flores

This is an exciting time for our cashew nut partners from APRAINORES in El Salvador. This year sees a late cashew nut harvest yet they are hopeful that 2010 is going to be a successful year for them. Last year they broke even and…

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…

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…