This Palestinian farmer’s son holds an olive, their national treasure. Fair trade has made olive farming a sustainable living again, even in a conflict region. Canaan Fair Trade farmers get paid at the olive press, so they can put their next crop in the ground, put the addition on their house, educate their children, live their lives.
Mary Kamangeni working her cornfields in Malawi. To help improve her crop yields, she uses conservation agricultural methods—including crop rotation, composting and mulching—she learned from a Relief Services led partnership. Photo by Sara A.
Mariano Manzuela, cocoa farmer from the El Mogote Association in El Circardio Community, Dominican Republic, part of the CONACADO Cocoa Cooperative. He has been working on his farm for 30 years. Exchange Photo by Simon Rawles
Nomphumelelo Dlamini and all of the talented master weavers at Tintsaba, a development organization located in the northern region of Swaziland. http://serrvblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/weaving-a-better-future/