Buy Fairtrade Coffee to guarantee farmers a livelihood
News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 21 November 2013 | Click here for original article
World coffee prices are predicted to fall to US$85 per hundredweight, $40 less than production costs for Nicaraguan farmers. In contrast Fairtrade producers receive $160 per hundredweight including a Fairtrade premium.
For Nicaraguan farmers this comes on top of a coffee rust disease that has severely cut production. The National Assembly is considering a ‘rescue plan’ for coffee growers of low interest loans and technical support to enable growers to replant the affected plantations and increase production.
Buy Fairtrade coffee grown by Nicaraguan women farmers