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Worker Co-ops: Solving Societal Problems

Five years ago Equal Exchange started our Citizen-Consumer work to invite our supporters more deeply into our model, to build a community that is…

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Scott Williams and his Extraordinary Team at Central Christian Church, Indiana

Scott Williams of the Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lebanon, Indiana, started learning about marginalized groups in Central America after 2001, when he…

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Small farmer tea garden in Darjeeling

A Farmer-Led Future for Tea

Potong Tea Garden, Darjeeling, India The Roots of the Tea Trade Did you know that tea is the second most popular drink in the world…

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Group of women cooks at a table full of bananas and cakes, under a sign reading 'Bienvenidos'

How a bruised banana can save the world

The Mujeres Emprendedoras Delicias Tengueleñas share recipes created from bananas at different stages of ripeness. Over the past year, we have had to adjust…

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Eight directors standing in front of the AVACH warehouse

“We met online”: Building A New Banana Partnership with AVACH during COVID-19

The 2021 board of directors for AVACH posing in front of the warehouse in Querecotillo, Piura, Peru Equal Exchange Produce strives to maintain long-term…

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Sara Anderson: Coordinator Extraordinaire at UU Church of Arlington

Sara Anderson, a member of the UU Church of Arlington, VA shared the story of how her church community got involved with fair trade and…

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Scott G: Equal Exchange Advocate Extraordinaire

Sometimes there is a faith-based advocate for Equal Exchange who works outside of the direct church or synagogue environment. This is the case of…

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Extraordinary Coordinators at UU Fellowship of Vero Beach

This is the story of the Fair Trade Corner at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach as related by Pam Pelliccia. It’s the history…

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Fair trade table sale with coffee and chocolate

Carol Bjelland: Coordinator Extraordinaire at Ascension Lutheran Church

Carol Bjelland, a member of the fair trade committee at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, CA is a shining example of an organizer who…

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Cecilia representing AsoGuabo as board member at a local school and Fairtrade premium funding recipient

Power to the (Women) Farmers

In the fair trade world, farmers form the backbone of the supply chain and are essential partners for the businesses with whom they work. However…

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Have a Contact-Free Fair Trade Sale

Offering fairly traded and organic coffee, tea, chocolate and cocoa to your community provides an opportunity to buy meaningful, high quality gifts and can even…

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Building the People’s Food System: Next Steps

We’re excited to announce the start of a new initiative to support fellow independent food businesses in New England and around the country…

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A Call for Justice in the DRC

In 2019, Dr. Denis Mukwege won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with survivors of sexual assault in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He…

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youth agronomists in Palestine

PARC’s Ongoing Commitment to Small-Scale Farmers and COVID-19 Efforts

Equal Exchange is proud to partner with the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee (PARC). For 37 years, the organization has been committed to Palestinian farmers, cooperatives…

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A group of bee hives in Mexico.

Funding Sustainable Futures Through Beekeeping

Mexico is the world’s top exporter of avocados (Produce Blue Book, 2019). Geographic proximity to the U.S., climate and environmental conditions, and ease…

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