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March 2013 Blog Posts (2)

Farmer keeps control of the coffee throughout the value chain and gets a better price

By Nicole La Porte, the New York Times

In 2005, Kenneth Lander, a lawyer in Monroe, Ga., moved with his family to a coffee farm in San Rafael de Abangares, Costa Rica. As he had money coming in from the United States, he grew coffee just for fun. But when the economic crises hit and this income ceased he had to support himself as a coffee farmer and realized just how difficult that was.



Even though he belonged to a “fair trade”…

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Added by Progreso Network on March 20, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Cocoa growers reaping benefits after challenging power structures

By Wolfgang Weinmann, the Guardian

When Cafédirect set out a journey…

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Added by Progreso Network on March 1, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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