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"I am the living image of a coffee farm worker in my country, and I am very proud to represent this image. We are not only farm workers, we are also professionals, we are experts in the area, but we are poor professionals. We are professionals that haven't had a chance to earn a stamp."- Leonardo Garcia, cherry picker, La Revancha, Nicaragua

Reading Tents in Uganda Foster Learning with Thousands of Books

International Literacy Day – Children International
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Kansas City, MO, September 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Children International’s community reading tents in Uganda delight children and families and bring together local leadership, politicians and educators in anticipation of International Literacy Day on September 8.

Keystone XL Pipeline Supports American Energy Security Ambitions

Pipeline will displace over-sea crude oil and meet U.S. demand.
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For North America, Keystone XL is a lot of things; it is a $5.3 billion investment in safe energy infrastructure, it is an opportunity to put 9,000 construction workers to work and it is a choice between secure, stable North American energy or a continued reliance on OPEC. To the contrary of what paid activist opposition says, Keystone XL is not an “export pipeline.”

Three New Oil and Gas Firms Called Best Investments; PSE&G Plans $1B for Solar Power; Ecopetrol Named to DJ Sustainability Index - Energy Minute for September 24, 2012

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Three oil companies have been named as among the best investment bets in the oil and gas sector by Seeking Alpha, a newsletter for investors. Sanchez Energy Corporation, Enbridge Energy Management, and Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust were singled out for their projected earnings per share growth of over 25 percent during the next year and their low level of accrued debt.

Fair Trade USA Extends Benefits of Fair Trade to Independent, Small-Scale Coffee Farmers through Innovative Pilot Programs

Eight Hundred Small Farmers in Colombia and Costa Rica Earn Fair Trade Certification
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Fair Trade USA today announced that two groups of independent, small-scale coffee farmers have achieved Fair Trade certification.  As part of Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade for All initiative, these new pilot programs will provide 800 small farmers in Costa Rica and Colombia with access to the many opportunities and benefits of Fair Trade, farmers who were previously unable to achieve Fair Trade certification because they are not organized into formal cooperatives.

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Fair Trade USA today announced that two groups of independent, small-scale coffee farmers have achieved Fair Trade certification.  As part of Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade for All initiative, these new pilot programs will provide 800 small farmers in Costa Rica and Colombia with access to the many opportunities and benefits of Fair Trade, farmers who were previously unable to achieve Fair Trade certification because they are not organized into formal cooperatives.

Fair Trade USA Announces Winners of New Cooperative Small Grants Program

Fair Trade Coffee Cooperatives in Peru and Colombia Receive Funding to Address Key Challenges in Quality and Productivity
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(3BL Media) Oakland, CA - August 3, 2012 - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, has announced the first two winners of its new Cooperative Small Grants Program, which offers Fair Trade Certified™ coffee cooperatives access to funding for specific capacity-building projects. The winners, APROCASSI from Peru and ASOPROKAN from Colombia, were awarded a combined $40,428 to improve crop productivity and quality management.

Discovery Kids Launches ‘Kids en Acción’ Initiative in Colombia

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Yesterday, Discovery Kids, a leader in children’s programming in Latin America, joined forces with the President’s office in Colombia and the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF) for Kids en Acción/Kids in Action, an initiative which seeks to support children and families adopting healthy habits, including regular physical activity and good nutrition.

El Banco Mundial y Fair Trade USA capacitarán a productores cafeteros colombianos en el manejo del riesgo de precios

El financiamiento provendrá del Gobierno de Suiza
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El café es una importante fuente de ingreso y empleo para la población rural de Colombia.  Medio millón de hogares rurales en el país se dedican a su producción, principalmente en establecimientos pequeños de menos de cinco hectáreas. Respondiendo a una creciente demanda de mayores capacidades en el manejo del riesgo de precios para la industria cafetera, el Equipo de Manejo de Riesgo Agropecuario del Banco Mundial, junto a Fair Trade USA, capacitarán en este tema al sector del café de comercio justo colombiano. La capacitación beneficiará a 37 cooperativas que representan a miles de productores cafeteros en esta zona del país.

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El café es una importante fuente de ingreso y empleo para la población rural de Colombia.  Medio millón de hogares rurales en el país se dedican a su producción, principalmente en establecimientos pequeños de menos de cinco hectáreas. Respondiendo a una creciente demanda de mayores capacidades en el manejo del riesgo de precios para la industria cafetera, el Equipo de Manejo de Riesgo Agropecuario del Banco Mundial, junto a Fair Trade USA, capacitarán en este tema al sector del café de comercio justo colombiano. La capacitación beneficiará a 37 cooperativas que representan a miles de productores cafeteros en esta zona del país.

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