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Coffee Crisis in Central America: Support “Fair Trade”

A major coffee crisis is brewing in Central America. Its impact has already been felt by the poorest workers and farmers, and things could get a whole lot worse. In 2012 an outbreak of “coffee leaf rust” (a fungus that has long haunted the industry) hit Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The outbreak is the worst in over thirty years, affecting over 50 per cent of the total coffee growing area in the region, causing a nearly 20 per cent drop in production and costing the industry around $500-million. Over 373,000 jobs have been lost, around 17 per cent of the region’s entire coffee-growing workforce.

See the full article at:http://www.globalresearch.ca/coffee-crisis-in-central-america-support-fair-trade/5348774


Join the Climate Ride

We are thrilled and honored that Chicago Fair Trade has been named a beneficiary of the Midwest Climate Ride! The ride begins September 27th in Grand Rapids, MI, and will end with a celebration at Chicago's Grant Park September 30th
 
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