01 Aug '12, 9am

First Fair Trade Certified Coffee Estate Already Improving Lives

First Fair Trade Certified Coffee Estate Already Improving Lives

Fazenda Nossa Senhora de Fatima (FNSF), a 500-acre, 100% organic, family-owned coffee farm in Brazil, became the world’s first Fair Trade Certified™ coffee estate. Historically Fair Trade certification in coffee has been reserved for cooperatives, while in other categories like tea, bananas and flowers, workers on larger farms have been able to participate in Fair Trade. FNSF is part of a pilot program , conducted by Fair Trade USA, which explores the feasibility of adapting existing Fair Trade standards and extending them to farm workers and independent small farmers in coffee. There are still 2 billion people living on less than $2 a day; Fair Trade reaches less than 1% of them. Fair Trade USA believes that all farmers and workers deserve access to the opportunities of Fair Trade if we ever hope to make a significant dent in global poverty.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/08/first-fair-trade-cert...

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