The CRS Fair Trade Program creates opportunities to make trade fairer for poor people overseas, through the choices we make about what we eat, drink and buy. Fair Trade is a new model of international trade, one that is built on right relationships between us and the people overseas who create the items we consume – relationships that respect human dignity, promote economic justice and cultivate global solidarity.
The CRS Fair Trade Coffee Program works overseas to help improve the lives of low-income coffee farmers. Here in the United States, it creates opportunities for us to make international trade fairer for them and countless others like them. Fair Trade Coffee can be purchased through Just Coffee, a Madison based company.
Coffee bean contracts are made with small farmer cooperatives in Bolivia, Columbia, Democratic Republic of Congo,Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Peru, and Uganda.