Meet the Board: Miguel Zamora

An agronomist connects the dots to build awareness about food insecurity in coffee-farming communities F4F: Can you tell us about your background and what prompted you to get involved with food security work? MZ: I’m an agronomist, and have been working…

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Meet the Board: Charlene Lewey

A business system creator with a big heart uses her skills to help smallholder coffee farmers F4F: How does Food 4 Farmers relate to your background in the coffee industry? CL: I think Food 4 Farmers relates to anyone who…

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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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SCAA Expo 2016 Recap

Every year, our Food 4 Farmers crew always plans for SCAA Expo and Re:Co with high energy and spirit. It’s a unique opportunity that brings together all stakeholders from the coffee industry, and a time when we can advocate personally for…

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Meet the Board Series: Kayd Whalen

Food 4 Farmers has a gifted board of directors who work diligently to further the mission of helping coffee farmers through the tough months of seasonal hunger. These “Thin Months” of food shortages occur every year, when income from coffee…

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Bee-visionary, Bill Mares

I’d like to give a little history on our Café y Miel project. It began seven years ago with a sobering discovery by Rick Peyser of Green Mountain Coffee while on a trip to the origins of coffee production in…

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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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