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May 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Gender in value chains or how to improve women's position and role within producer organisations?

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Dear all,

How to improve the position and role of women in economic value chains is a question I and many others are working on/with. Within the gender in value chains trajectory of AgriProFocus, a group of… Continue

Added by Gudule Boland on May 29, 2009 at 3:10pm — No Comments


Hello. You can check out pictures related to our coffees here:

Also, please follow us on Twitter @virmaxcafe

Added by Giancarlo Ghiretti - Virmax on May 19, 2009 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Call for Experiences!

We invite producer organizations to send in experiences in the following two themes:

-Marketing and access to market.

-Protection and management of biodiversity

Participate in 3 steps:

1.- Join the community and register for the group that we created for each topic.

-Marketing and access to market…


Added by Progreso Network on May 18, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Record earnings for FairMail teenagers!

With the sale of their cards the teenagers in Peru have earned more then 11.000 euros last year. This figure was drawn from the profit calculations in January 2009. The teenagers each receive 50% of the profit from their cards and photographs, which in 2009 came to a total of 9.234 euro. Apart from that they also earned 797 euro packing their cards en 1.200 euro in medical insurance for them and their family. In total 11.231 euro, more than double compared to 2007. A clear sign that FairMail is… Continue

Added by FairMail Cards on May 16, 2009 at 4:24pm — No Comments

FairMail hits India too!

Rumors had been going round for quite a while, but now it is official: FairMail India opens its doors to teenagers of the suburb of Nagwa in the city of Varanasi in February 2009. This city is the cultural capital of India with its many ghats along the holy Ganges river. The ideal place for FairMail to suplement its card stock with cards with typical Indian images.

We ran into this location through a… Continue

Added by FairMail Cards on May 16, 2009 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Un Blog para el Comercio justo Sur Sur en América Latina

Estamos desarrollando un Blog para el comercio justo en Latino America. Usted nos puede visitar en http//

La idea es que construyamos la comunidad del comercio justo alternativo a las políticas comerciales que están empobreciendo a nuestros países.

Saludos y muchas gracias por visitarnos.

Added by Fair trade financial supporter on May 15, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

How does the world economic crisis impact on the Sustainable Coffee market?

Bernie Hewett / Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Over recent weeks I have been involved in a series of coffee stakeholder meetings in Tanzania and one of the questions which came up again and again was “ what is going to happen to the world coffee market and especially to the market for sustainable coffees?” I am no expert on the market so I decided to make some enquiries of people who know a lot more than me.

To summarize they told me that while in this economic climate people may stop… Continue

Added by Progreso Network on May 14, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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