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“We Are Suffering”: Can Price Increases Alone Save Cocoa Farmers?

By Gesina Beckert
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About the Author

My name is Gesina and I work at Fair Trade USA as a Senior Manager developing Brand Partnerships in Packaged Goods with a strong focus on cocoa. This means I am working with companies to help them source Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients and gain the right to place the Fair Trade Certified seal on their products—products that you can then trust were made with care for people and planet. On my recent trip to Côte d’Ivoire, I was lucky to meet several fair trade cocoa farmers, members of their cooperatives, and Fair Trade USA® staff who work full-time in that country. I want to share the stories of two inspiring women I met there: Kakou Micheline and Awa Kabore.

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About the Author

My name is Gesina and I work at Fair Trade USA as a Senior Manager developing Brand Partnerships in Packaged Goods with a strong focus on cocoa. This means I am working with companies to help them source Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients and gain the right to place the Fair Trade Certified seal on their products—products that you can then trust were made with care for people and planet. On my recent trip to Côte d’Ivoire, I was lucky to meet several fair trade cocoa farmers, members of their cooperatives, and Fair Trade USA® staff who work full-time in that country. I want to share the stories of two inspiring women I met there: Kakou Micheline and Awa Kabore.

Albertsons Companies Celebrates National Coffee Day With a Commitment to Sustainability

100% of O Organics® coffee will be certified sustainable by mid-2020
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September 29 is National Coffee Day, and with 63% of Americans drinking coffee, we all know people who will be celebrating with a cup of their favorite morning pick-me-up. This year, O Organics® coffee drinkers can also celebrate that all of their favorite coffee products will soon be certified sustainable.

Fair Trade USA® Reaches $25 Million Goal in Transformative Capital Campaign

Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen. 

Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Nespresso Unite to Revive Coffee Farming in El Rosario, Nariño

Pilot program supports coffee farmers in region impacted by illicit drug production
Press Release

May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Nespresso today announced a pilot program to help revitalize coffee production in the municipality of El Rosario, in the Nariño Department of Colombia.

Nespresso Invites Companies to Join Its Aluminium Recycling Scheme

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Nespresso today issued an invitation to other portioned coffee manufacturers to join its recycling program, paving the way for a global recycling scheme for aluminium coffee capsules. The move was endorsed by the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board (NSAB) during its annual meeting in Geneva.

Leading Brands and Retailers Partner to Increase Fair Trade Offerings as Part of Sustainable Coffee Challenge

Major Commitments to Fair Trade Certified™ Coffee Support Farming Communities Facing Industry-Wide Pricing Challenges
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OAKLAND, Calif., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, in collaboration with the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, announces a group of joint commitments with major partners deeply committed to sustainable coffee sourcing and improved farmer livelihoods. This announcement comes at a pivotal moment for c

Strange Brew: Atomo Bean-Less Coffee

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Many people around the world wouldn’t dream of starting their day without their coffee ritual. And they tend to be pretty particular about it — what to buy, where to buy it, how to make it and when to drink it. But how much thought do they put into the coffee bean itself? The global popularity of coffee contributes to deforestation and erosion, and consumes enormous quantities of water — some estimate that a standard cup of coffee eats up about 34 gallons of our planet’s most vital resource.

JetBlue Gives Its BlueBud Business Mentoring Program a Boost with New Mentees – Eat Your Coffee, Sustainable Snacks and 9 Miles East Farm

JetBlue expands the program to include responsible food and beverage brands in its New York and Boston focus cities
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NEW YORK, January 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York’s Hometown Airline® and the largest carrier in Boston, recently announced the winners for the fourth cycle of its BlueBud business mentoring program. Eat Your Coffee, Sustainable Snacks and 9 Miles East Farm will participate in an in-depth business mentorship program with JetBlue, learning what it takes to get their brands off the ground.

What Will We be Eating in 2019? A Nestlé Nutrition Expert (and More Than 2,000 Americans) Weigh In

Watch out for these four nutrition, health, and wellness trends in your kitchen cupboards in the New Year
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By Kelly Malley, Director of Nestlé Nutrition, Health and Wellness Center of Excellence

After decades of staying on the cutting edge of food, I’ve learned that the world of nutrition moves fast. Now, I lead a team of nutrition and wellness professionals at Nestlé, helping to design new foods and beverages to give you the foods you love with the nutrition you crave.

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