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03/15/2022 Cocoa Fair Trade

Part 1: The value of cocoa

Without cocoa, there can be no chocolate. And without the family farmers who grow these crops, there would be no cocoa. Millions of these family farmers live in poverty. Pricing is only part of the problem. Small-scale farming practices also play a significant role.

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03/10/2022 Ecology

Between the Trees

If you're interested in sustainable agriculture, you'll probably come across the term agroforestry at some point. This concept has the potential to restore natural ecosystems while creating new sources of income for family farmers.

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03/03/2022 Production Ecology

No sheep’s milk cheese without lamb

Every year, tens of thousands of lambs are born so that their mothers can produce milk for sheep and goat cheese. What happens to these lambs? We spoke to two farming families who supply us with lamb’s meat. Wolves also come up in made their way into the conversation.

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02/24/2022 Fair Trade

Caring for trees, sending children to school and buying medicine

In January and February 2022, the agricultural technicians from gebana Burkina Faso travelled across the country, paying out 10 percent of our profits from the sale of dried mangoes and cashew nuts to almost 3,000 family farmers. A few of the families told us what they think of these payments and what they plan to do with the money.

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02/16/2022 Production

Not all flours are created equal

There aren't many mills left in Switzerland. But if you go looking for one, you will still find some small operations that maintain close ties with the grain producers in their region. We happened upon Kofmel Mühle, a mill in the Swiss canton of Solothurn with a holistic approach to sustainability.

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