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Fair Trade USA Extends Benefits of Fair Trade to Independent, Small-Scale Coffee Farmers through Innovative Pilot Programs

Eight Hundred Small Farmers in Colombia and Costa Rica Earn Fair Trade Certification
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Fair Trade USA today announced that two groups of independent, small-scale coffee farmers have achieved Fair Trade certification.  As part of Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade for All initiative, these new pilot programs will provide 800 small farmers in Costa Rica and Colombia with access to the many opportunities and benefits of Fair Trade, farmers who were previously unable to achieve Fair Trade certification because they are not organized into formal cooperatives.

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Fair Trade USA today announced that two groups of independent, small-scale coffee farmers have achieved Fair Trade certification.  As part of Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade for All initiative, these new pilot programs will provide 800 small farmers in Costa Rica and Colombia with access to the many opportunities and benefits of Fair Trade, farmers who were previously unable to achieve Fair Trade certification because they are not organized into formal cooperatives.

Fair Trade USA Announces Winners of New Cooperative Small Grants Program

Fair Trade Coffee Cooperatives in Peru and Colombia Receive Funding to Address Key Challenges in Quality and Productivity
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(3BL Media) Oakland, CA - August 3, 2012 - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, has announced the first two winners of its new Cooperative Small Grants Program, which offers Fair Trade Certified™ coffee cooperatives access to funding for specific capacity-building projects. The winners, APROCASSI from Peru and ASOPROKAN from Colombia, were awarded a combined $40,428 to improve crop productivity and quality management.

Discovery Kids Launches ‘Kids en Acción’ Initiative in Colombia

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Yesterday, Discovery Kids, a leader in children’s programming in Latin America, joined forces with the President’s office in Colombia and the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF) for Kids en Acción/Kids in Action, an initiative which seeks to support children and families adopting healthy habits, including regular physical activity and good nutrition.

El Banco Mundial y Fair Trade USA capacitarán a productores cafeteros colombianos en el manejo del riesgo de precios

El financiamiento provendrá del Gobierno de Suiza
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El café es una importante fuente de ingreso y empleo para la población rural de Colombia.  Medio millón de hogares rurales en el país se dedican a su producción, principalmente en establecimientos pequeños de menos de cinco hectáreas. Respondiendo a una creciente demanda de mayores capacidades en el manejo del riesgo de precios para la industria cafetera, el Equipo de Manejo de Riesgo Agropecuario del Banco Mundial, junto a Fair Trade USA, capacitarán en este tema al sector del café de comercio justo colombiano. La capacitación beneficiará a 37 cooperativas que representan a miles de productores cafeteros en esta zona del país.

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El café es una importante fuente de ingreso y empleo para la población rural de Colombia.  Medio millón de hogares rurales en el país se dedican a su producción, principalmente en establecimientos pequeños de menos de cinco hectáreas. Respondiendo a una creciente demanda de mayores capacidades en el manejo del riesgo de precios para la industria cafetera, el Equipo de Manejo de Riesgo Agropecuario del Banco Mundial, junto a Fair Trade USA, capacitarán en este tema al sector del café de comercio justo colombiano. La capacitación beneficiará a 37 cooperativas que representan a miles de productores cafeteros en esta zona del país.

World Bank and Fair Trade USA to Provide Training on Colombian Coffee Producers on Price Risk Management

Funding provided by the Government of Switzerland
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Coffee is a very important source of income and employment to Colombia’s rural population.  Half a million rural households in the country are involved in coffee growing, primarily on small scale farms of less than five hectares. In response to a growing demand for strengthened capacity in price risk management for the coffee industry, the World Bank’s Agricultural Risk Management Team,  working in collaboration with Fair Trade USA, will provide training in this area to the Colombian Fair Trade coffee sector. The training will benefit 37 producer cooperatives which represent thousands of Colombian coffee growers in this area of the country.

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Coffee is a very important source of income and employment to Colombia’s rural population.  Half a million rural households in the country are involved in coffee growing, primarily on small scale farms of less than five hectares. In response to a growing demand for strengthened capacity in price risk management for the coffee industry, the World Bank’s Agricultural Risk Management Team,  working in collaboration with Fair Trade USA, will provide training in this area to the Colombian Fair Trade coffee sector. The training will benefit 37 producer cooperatives which represent thousands of Colombian coffee growers in this area of the country.

Colombian Youth to Use Media for Social Change

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 4, 2011 - PCI-Media Impact (Media Impact) and Fundación Social have partnered to launch four new Entertainment-Education (E-E) initiatives to promote youth participation in the design of community development plans throughout Colombia.  Entertainment-Education is the purposeful incorporation of educational content into entertaining media to simultaneously inform and amuse audiences. 

An Outside View: Communications Empowering Colombian Youth

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PCI-Media Impact (Media Impact) and Fundación Social have partnered to launch four new Entertainment-Education (E-E) initiatives to promote youth participation in the design of community development plans throughout Colombia.  Entertainment-Education is the purposeful incorporation of educational content into entertaining media to simultaneously inform and amuse audiences. 

The initiative specifically targets nearly 100,000 youth in four regions of Colombia – Bogotá, Ibagué, Pasto and Union and Barbosa – all of which have been identified by Fundación Social as high priority areas.   The total population of these four regions is more than 2.2 million people. The program will use a variety of media to give legitimacy to youth cultural expressions in their communities; encourage youth participation in community development planning; and promote peaceful co-existence for citizen.

The program officially launched during a workshop from April 4th to 9th in Colombia.  Below, Media Impact Partnership Officer, Sylvia Torres, shares her thoughts on the workshop.

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PCI-Media Impact (Media Impact) and Fundación Social have partnered to launch four new Entertainment-Education (E-E) initiatives to promote youth participation in the design of community development plans throughout Colombia.  Entertainment-Education is the purposeful incorporation of educational content into entertaining media to simultaneously inform and amuse audiences. 

The initiative specifically targets nearly 100,000 youth in four regions of Colombia – Bogotá, Ibagué, Pasto and Union and Barbosa – all of which have been identified by Fundación Social as high priority areas.   The total population of these four regions is more than 2.2 million people. The program will use a variety of media to give legitimacy to youth cultural expressions in their communities; encourage youth participation in community development planning; and promote peaceful co-existence for citizen.

The program officially launched during a workshop from April 4th to 9th in Colombia.  Below, Media Impact Partnership Officer, Sylvia Torres, shares her thoughts on the workshop.

Media Impact and Fundación Social Launch Four Youth Programs in Colombia

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) April 21, 2011 - From April 4th to 9th, PCI-Media Impact (Media Impact) and Fundación Social jointly hosted an Entertainment-Education (E-E) workshop in Chinauta, Colombia.  Entertainment-Education is the purposeful incorporation of educational content into entertaining media to simultaneously inform and amuse audiences.

My Community 2010

Introduction to 9 groups participating in My Community 2010
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PCI-Media Impact launches the sixth year of My Community, a unique social change communications program designed to help communities help themselves remove the barriers to health services and environmental preservation. My Community is taking place in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru. With the support and partnership of 36 community-based NGOs, My Community is empowering over 12 million people with important information on basic human rights and securing their well-being with access to vital health care and a clean living area.

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PCI-Media Impact launches the sixth year of My Community, a unique social change communications program designed to help communities help themselves remove the barriers to health services and environmental preservation. My Community is taking place in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru. With the support and partnership of 36 community-based NGOs, My Community is empowering over 12 million people with important information on basic human rights and securing their well-being with access to vital health care and a clean living area.

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