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Look out for this sticker when buying your Fair Trade Coffee! By buying it you will be showing your solidarity with the farmers of SOPPEXCCA who are living through such painful times. Co-operative Union SOPPEXCCA perspective on the national crisis

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 27 July 2018

‘As small scale farmers organised in UCA SOPPEXCCA we embrace the hope that the generalised state of violence in our country can be managed and that an understanding can be reached among the political leaders of all political positions and currents. Our hope is that they can leave to read more



In an area of Nicaragua where there has been no conflict, parents and builders begin the construction of a pre-school funded by organisations in Bristol Bristol-Puerto Morazan:education for hundreds of pre-schoolers

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 27 July 2018

Twenty five years ago, pre-school children in all the barrios of Bristol’s twin town of Puerto Morazan, had their lessons under trees, in shrimp storerooms or makeshift shacks with mud floors. In bad weather lessons had to be cancelled. Since then Friends of Morazan (Charity Number 1111253) and Bristol Link read more



The violence of road blocks has severely affected the livelihoods of small scale farmers. Fair Trade Co-op calls for dialogue to end violence

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 19 July 2018

Since 2002, NSC has worked with co-operatives in Nicaragua through promoting awareness of, and understanding between, Nicaraguan small scale farmers and UK Fair Trade activists. One of these co-operatives is CECOCAFEN, an umbrella organisation based in the northern Nicaraguan Department of Matagalpa that brings together over 2,100 small scale farmers read more



The National Dialogue involving the government and all sectors of society is the way out of the crisis The only way forward is through dialogue

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 19 July 2018

  Since 19 April waves of violence have profoundly polarised and destabilised Nicaragua.   What started as a student protest in Managua against government reforms to the social security law rapidly spread to other universities and cities which fed into wider protests. Over the past three months this situation has escalated into read more