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Food System

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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A collage of images shows pasta, cheese, and oatmeal

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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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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An od picture of a black farmer and a new one

Learn the Story of the Black Farmers Who Grow EE Pecans

When you own the land you farm, you decide what to plant, when to harvest, and which maintenance methods to use. More importantly, you’re…

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Panoramic view of the countryside where avocado is grown.

COVID-19 and Peruvian Avocados: Growing Together Through Hardships

In this update from Eunice Jijon Jarquin and Alyssa Melendez, learn about Equal Exchange’s fair trade avocado partnership with La Grama in Peru…

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People wearing masks prepare a meal

Co-ops Show Resilience as the Pandemic Goes On

As people across the world adjust to staying home, the physical distance we are experiencing is a true test to the social networks that we…

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A basket of fair trade food from a buying club

Why Buying Clubs? Why Now?

What Exactly is a Buying Club? Faith-based groups have sold coffee, tea, and chocolate to assist small farmers through the Equal Exchange Interfaith Program…

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Sun on the mountains

COVID-19 and Farmers — What We Know So Far

Small-scale farmers struggled to maintain an economic foothold before the coronavirus pandemic. Now, their work has become even more of an uphill battle. A…

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A group of smiling people hold up cacao pods

What is a co-op, anyway?

Co-op stands for cooperative. You probably already guessed that. Co-op sounds like something positive — working together, hooray! Throughout history, people have organized…

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A little girl takes a bite out of an ear of corn inside a US farmstand

Locals Only? How to Live Your Values and Still Eat Bananas

The modern grocery basket is a true symbol of human innovation. Its contents span continents, offering a taste of all things weird and wonderful, at…

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Peru Delegation

Building Community Through Shared Space

2019 Equal Exchange Summit Equal Exchange has always been about building authentic relationships. We want people to reconnect to where food comes from, to engage…

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A red bag of organic fair trade coffee

The Search for Sustainable Packaging

We’ve been selling organic, fairly traded coffee since 1986 and our coffee bags are without a doubt one of our most recognizable products. When…

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A man hefts a bag of coffee over one shoulder.

Episode 7: Organizing for the Long Haul

In 40+ years as an activist pushing for a more equitable food system, Rob Everts has seen a lot. Now he’s one of…

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Equal Exchange Staff cheering

Building an Alternative Trade Organization for 2020

Equal Exchange was founded as an alternative trade organization (ATO) with the mission of connecting US consumers and small marginalized farmers from the global south…

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People walk through a lush field

Humanizing the Food System

By Danielle Robidoux, Organizer, Equal Exchange Time, it is something the modern-day shopper is not likely to have in abundance. Walking through the aisles…

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