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The Power of Your Cup on National Coffee Day

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Americans drink more than 400 million cups of coffee per day. If tomorrow each one of us woke up and made just one cup Fair Trade, we would drive at least an additional $2 million dollars back to coffee farmers to help them address some serious challenges. In just one day. Because of one little choice. That’s pretty amazing.

UN Agency IFAD and Mars Incorporated Commit to Working Together to Improve the Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Developing Countries

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NEW YORK, September 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Mars Incorporated signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to work to increase incomes and economic opportunities for thousands of smallholder farmers in developing countries.

Meet Humberto, Luis Miguel and Esteban: Some of the Real Farmers Behind Nespresso’s Extraordinary Coffees

Nespresso releases its latest ad campaign showing how uncompromising choices on coffee quality can lead to amazing consequences for the farmers and their communities
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September 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, Nespresso released its newest campaign, sharing some personal stories from the farmers behind the exceptional coffees it is known for. These heart-warming stories have been made possible thanks to Nespresso’s uncompromising choices.

#FarmersMarketWeek: How Cox Supports Atlanta’s Food Movement Through Food Well Alliance

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#FarmersMarketWeek aims to provide local farmer’s markets the opportunity to showcase their vendors, celebrate the farmers and promote the farm and agriculture business at-large. Farmer’s markets contribute significantly to the local economy, creating an ecosystem that supports new and existing local businesses.

Talking Dicamba with Farmers— What I Learned

Monsanto CTO Robb Fraley reflects on his visits with soybean farmers and their discussions on Dicamba.
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Helping farmers is what we do at Monsanto, and many of us, myself included, have farming backgrounds. I grew up on a small farm in Illinois and paying attention to what farmers have to say comes pretty naturally — so it’s not only good business for us, it’s what we do by nature.

It’s Time for the World to Start Caring About Coconuts

How the Coconut Craze is Affecting Farmers and 2 Things You Can Do To Help
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By Angie Crone, Coconut Manager, Fair Trade USA

How to Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

A Call to Action
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by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

Celebrating Farmworkers Through Simple Purchases

Rethinking the way we shop this Farmworker Awareness Week
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Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of our daily diet. They provide us with nutrients, reduce our risk of certain diseases, and they taste delicious! 

Because fruits and veggies are such a staple, it's easy to forget that behind each tomato, pineapple and grape is a person, a farmer or worker with a family and community. It's a connection we must strive to remember, because without these people it would be pretty hard for the world to eat. 

Keeping Up with Demand Benefits Farmers in Africa

Olivado Group joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to integrate smallholder farmers into its fresh avocado and edible oil value chain
Press Release

Nairobi, February 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Social enterprise Olivado Group, a major supplier of avocado and other edible oils, has recently joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to purchase avocados and other produce from 2,000 smallholder farmers by 2018 while providing them with training and support. This initiative is expected to increase each farming family’s income by an average of US$200.   

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