For the second year, Fairtrade International honoured outstanding farmers, workers, traders and supporters who are driving change in their communities. Almost 100 groups and individuals had applied or were nominated for the awards. The winners were selected by an international panel of sustainability experts nominated by the Fairtrade producer networks in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
COCAFCAL in Honduras was selected as one of three Fairtrade Coops winning the Small Producer Organization award. This award honours small-scale farmers who have successfully organized themselves to enhance their communities’ livelihoods.
Ethical Bean has been purchasing coffee from COCAFCAL for the last five years and we’re excited to share the news of their achievements!
Check out this video to learn more about how they’re supporting their community through the Fairtrade network. For more information please visit http://www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/fairtrade-awards.html.
Don’t forget to scan the back of your coffee bag to learn more about where those beans come from and the other Fairtrade Coffee Coops that we work with.