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Fairtrade coffee farmers battle for survival in Colombia

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On the hillsides of Riosucio in the Caldas State of Colombia, 62-year-old Edwardo Antonio is one of over 400 Fairtrade coffee farmers. Owning three hectares of land, Antonio used to make a nominal income working as a labourer on large coffee plantations. In the early 1990s, his community of mostly indigenous farmers was given the opportunity to work for themselves and taught how to grow and process world-class coffee sought after by buyers such as Starbucks and Equal Exchange.

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http://knowledge.insead.edu/csr-columbia-coffee-091008.cfm

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