Cooperativa Agraria Cacaotera Acopagro Ltda. (ACOPAGRO) is a cocoa producer located in the San Martín region of Peru. The co-operative was established in 1997 by a group of 27 farmers.
Aldea Coffee is a Nicaraguan coffee producer founded by 22 farmers, now supporting 14,000 farmers in one of the world's most undeveloped regions, Jinotega, through the use of technology.
Allpa is a Peruvian handcraft organisation whose name means ‘earth’ in Quechua Indian. The organisation employs 27 people and works with hundreds of families located in various parts of Peru.
Alto Huallaga is a cocoa producing co-operative located in the Huánuco region of central Peru. The co-operative was formed in 2009 and its membership covers a wide area and varied altitudes, which increases the sustainability of production.
Founded in 1999, Angel Felting is a small handcraft business based in Mongolia. Husband and wife, Dashdorj Erdenetulga and Byambajargal Munkhjargal set up the business by making woollen slippers at home.
Association Ton (ATN)
ATN works with mango and cashew nut producers in Burkina Faso. They dream of providing a nursery for staff and the community, an ambulance for the local hospital, and a micro credit union for ATN members.
Asunafo is a fast-growing Ghanaian cocoa producer, despite many of the challenges faced by economic and environmental factors. They registered as a co-operative in 2011 with just over a thousand farmers.
Banyankole Coffee Services
Banyankole Coffee Services (BCS) was founded by three coffee farmers in Western Uganda, 2014. Today, BCS works with more than 1,500 farmers, supporting them to export the highest quality Robusta coffee to local and international markets.
BUILDING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS
Working in partnership with local co-operative, Coproexnic, this project is supporting 40 women in rural northern Nicaragua to become organic sesame farmers.
Building Sustainable Solutions to Poverty Malawi
In 2016 we started a three year project working in partnership with Malawi Fairtrade Network (MFTN) to reduce poverty levels among their member producers.
Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera (CAC Pangoa) was established in 1977. Today, the co-op works with over 700 coffee and cocoa farmers, improving economic incomes and raising standards of living for members.
In 2014, a group of 25 farmers came together with the ambition to export this premium quality coffee to customers worldwide. They became known as Cafescor, and since then they have grown their membership to over 400 coffee farmers.
Coop Hibiscus is a co-operative based in Nicaragua. The farmers cultivate hibiscus, which is processed into juice, wine hibiscus concentrate and dried hibiscus, before being sold locally.
COCOPACK is a Fairtrade coconut producer based in Ivory Coast – the first organisation to obtain FLO certification for coconut in Africa, and the first coconut producer Shared Interest has financed.
Crafting Fairer Futures
In September 2018 we launched our third project working in partnership with Swaziland Fair Trade (SWIFT). ). This project is supporting 100 women who, together with a further 1,900, sell their handcrafts at the Manzini Bus Station.
Cuencas del Huallaga
In the Peruvian Amazon, cocoa producer Cuencas del Huallaga exemplify the promise of technology with their growth into international markets since their conception in 2018.
Ecookim was established in 2004 and is an important player in Ivory Coast’s cocoa value chain. Membership has now grown to reach 23 farmer co-operatives, with 22,570 individual producers covering two different provinces.
Educe are a honey co-operative, working with almost 1,000 beekeepers in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. This area is known for its production of high-quality honey, particularly from the Melipona bee, which is native to the region.
Freeman Trading is a UK coffee importer sourcing from mainly Peru, and Founder, Leon Woffenden tells us about their response to the lower demand for coffee during the pandemic.
IMPROVING FARMING METHODS
Working in partnership with local co-operative CECAFE, we are supporting coffee farmers in the northern jungle of Peru to increase their resilience to the coffee borer beetle, and produce their own supply of organic compost.
INCREASING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
Working in partnership with not for profit organisation TradeAid Integrated, this project will support a group of Ghanaian basket weavers to establish a vegetable farm without the use of soil.
INCREASING THE RESILIENCE OF COFFEE FARMING
Working in partnership with Bukonzo Organic Farmers Co-operative Union (BOCU), this project will support Ugandan smallholder coffee farmers to increase their coffee yield, and diversify into passion fruit production.
Kibinge Coffee Farmers’ Co-operative Society Limited is named after the region in which it is located in Central Uganda, about 150 kilometres from the capital, Kampala. The region is renowned for its high-quality Robusta coffee.
In 1966, a group of 50 coffee farmers from the Chanchamayo region of Peru – known for its mixture of mountains and jungle – united to form La Florida (Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera La Florida), one of the oldest co-operatives in the country.
Twenty years ago, Lucuma Designs, LLC, a US-based fair trade company, was founded by Alessandra Bravo and Don Blackowiak, to create opportunities for Peruvian artists to promote their finest craftsmanship.
Malawi Fairtrade Network
Through our work with the Malawi Fairtrade Network, eight tea and sugar co-operatives have drawn closer to achieving their longer term goals through financial planning.
PRODECOOP (Promotora de Desarrollo Cooperativo de Las Segovias) coffee co-operative in Nicaragua is committed to raising awareness of women’s rights - not just within the organisation itself but also throughout coffee-growing communities.
SOCODD (Société Coopérative Dialogue de Djékanou) was founded in 2010 by 150 producers from three villages, who decided to come together with a shared vision of improving livelihoods for farmers.
Founded over two decades ago in Oregon by Leslie Mittelberg, Swahili Imports – trading as Swahili African Modern – partners with African artisans to sell their fair trade goods in stores around the world.
Twongere Kawa Coko
Coffee production in Rwanda is focused on quality rather than quantity. Known as the 'land of a thousands hills', many of the farmers grow their produce on hillsides within lush, untamed valleys.