School gardens get growing!

Thanks to the CoffeeGeek Holiday Fundraiser, we’re now working with the SOPPEXCCA coffee cooperative to help 200 students in three area elementary schools grow fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. Nicaragua’s Food Security and Sovereignty law places a curriculum requirement for all schools, but doesn’t…

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Meet the Board: Bill Mares

Food 4 Farmers has a talented board of directors who work diligently to further our mission to help coffee farmers overcome the tough months of seasonal hunger. These “Thin Months” occur every year when income from coffee farming runs out,…

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Rick Peyser, Bill Mares author Brewing Change

Brewing Change Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Rick Peyser and Bill Mares Part travelogue, part inspiring social commentary, and part motivating business model, Brewing Change is about Rick Peyser’s quiet, dogged crusade to change the world of coffee. During his…

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Watch for us at SCAA 2012 Expo!

Beekeeping mavens Bill Mares (Food4Farmers Board member), Prof. Dewey Caron, and Alfredo Contreras of CAMPO will lead #SCAA2012 session Coffee and Honey: A Sweet Collaboration. Don’t miss it! Beekeeping is a key strategy used by a growing number of coffee…

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Update from SOPPEXCCA

From Marcela: In Spanish there is a saying ‘No es lo mismo verla venir, que bailar con ella’ or, ‘It’s not the same to see her coming, than to dance with her.’ I have anticipated this trip for a long…

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Coffee Farmers Key Allies in Fighting Climate Change

Food4Farmers Board member Dr. Ernesto Mendez recently published a policy paper demonstrating that smallholder coffee farmers are key allies in fighting climate change. Read more on prioritizing food security and livelihoods in climate change mitigation mechanisms here. Download the PDF More…

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