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 […]

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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 […]

El Salvador: young producers begin project for mitigating effects of climate change

Young people from the La Fortuna/APECAFÉ Cooperative in El Salvador and CLAC signed an agreement for a project entitled “Recuperation of ecosystem and protection of groundwater reserves in the La Fortuna coffee and balsam cooperative.” The aim of the project is to implement measures to mitigate the effects of climate change in the Cooperative, with […]

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 […]