Backing fair trade coffee
Oikocredit International Newsletter
October 2017

Savouring every cup: Oikocredit's role in fair trade coffee

In this edition of our newsletter, the spotlight falls on the coffee sector, and fair trade coffee in particular. Our Ecuadorian partner FAPECAFES, an organisation of cooperatives which supports local coffee growers, will showcase its work at our annual European roadshow. We provide details of the roadshow which will take place in Spain, France, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, and take a close look at how FAPECAFES is helping to improve farmers' lives. Continuing our coffee theme, we feature an interview with Colleen Anunu, Fair Trade USA’s Senior Manager of Supply Chain, who provides valuable insights into the fair trade sector, and how it collaborates with Oikocredit to benefit smallholder coffee farmers.

We hope this newsletter tickles your taste buds as we explore the world of fair trade coffee, and hope that you take the opportunity to savour a cup at our upcoming roadshow.


Roadshow with FAPECAFES

Oikocredit’s annual European roadshow kicks off on 7 October, with this year’s focus on the work of our Ecuadorian partner, FAPECAFES. Learn how FAPECAFES supports small-scale coffee growers and meet representatives from the organisation itself. 

Read the roadshow overview

Fair trade triumphs and challenges

We interviewed Colleen Anunu, Fair Trade USA’s Senior Manager of Supply Chain about fair trade’s achievements and how it responds to challenges. Colleen also provides us with insights into how Fair Trade USA, Oikocredit and others collaborate to the benefit of smallholder coffee growers.

Read the interview

Backing coffee growers in Ecuador

Oikocredit’s partner FAPECAFES is a federation which provides assistance to smallholder coffee growers in Ecuador’s southern regions. It helps to market the farmers’ products at home and abroad, while backing fair trade and organic production.

Read more about FAPECAFES

Oikocredit facts & figures

Our data for the second quarter of 2017 includes capital outstanding, the total number of partners and countries where we invest, as well as an overview of our funding by type, region and sector. This year we've also started presenting households with access to clean energy and CO2 avoided/reduced (in tonnes).

Read the facts & figures
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