Entries by CLAC

Solidarity with Peru: Small Producer Organizations Affected by Heavy Rains

Since mid-March, the northern regions of Peru, Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Ancash and Lima have been affected by heavy rains. These rains are due to the climate phenomenon “El Niño Costero,” which is characterized by high temperatures, coming from the Pacific Ocean off the northwestern coast of Peru. From the evening of Wednesday March […]

Haiti, after Hurricane Matthew

More than 1,000 have been reported dead since Hurricane Mathew struck Haiti on October 4, 2016, according to a recent article published by Reuters. With winds as strong as 230 km/hour, the hurricane was classified as a category 4 on the international scale. The current death toll, as released by the Haitian government and local […]

Impact of Hurricane Mathew in Colombia

Hurricane Mathew struck the northern coast of Colombia on October 1, 2016. In the departments of Guajira and Magdalena, strong winds and torrential rains have left nearly 14,000 people affected. Critical damage can be seen in municipalities Aracataca and Zona Bananera, in Magdalena. Strong rains in the Sierra Nevada disproportionately increased river flow, causing heavy […]


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A life of commitment and loyalty : Aimeth Fernández

Aimeth Fernández Angulo stood out for her passion and commitment for smallscale banana producers in her native Colombia and for her work with the the global Fair Trade movement. Aimeth’s leadership strengthened ASOBANARCOOP – a cooperative in Magdalena, Colombia – where she worked hard to ensure that Fairtrade could make a difference in the lives […]

Paraguayan Fair Trade Network positions itself in relation to the national government

With the objectives of debating the situation and prospects for sugar cane in Paraguay, developing a strategic-participative planning process for using available resources, and promoting sugar cane production in the country, the Paraguayan Network participated in the public hearing organized by the Agriculture and Livestock Commission of the country’s House of Representatives and the national […]

Network of Peruvian coffee growers work in favor of fair trade based on principles and opportunities

During 2015, CLAC provided a total of 186 Small Producers’ Organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean with training in strengthening capacities in the areas of social compliance and children’s well-being. Along these lines, a workshop on these topics was held in November 2015 in Peru, in the northeastern region of the Amazons (Región Nor […]


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CAFESUL Cooperative improves infrastructure

The CAFESUL Coffee Producers’ Cooperative in the Southern part of the Espírito Santo state, headquartered in Muqui, inaugurated its installations for a project to expand infrastructure for processing, storing and marketing coffee. This is a social investment of 1.2 million dollars in the coffee production chain made by the Bank of Brazil Foundation and the […]