“Fair Trade USA Announces Key Milestone and New Innovations in Impact Measurement, Farmer Services, and Supply Chain Transparency” – Justmeans – April 17, 2014

In a press release distributed on April 17, 2014 “Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, announced that it has certified one billion pounds of Fair Trade coffee since its founding in 1998. This historic milestone, made possible by the sustainable sourcing practices of nearly 500 coffee companies, helped Fair Trade coffee farmers and farm workers earn almost $124 million in Community Development Premiums to date, with $30.8 million in 2013 alone. In celebration of this historic impact, Fair Trade USA is proud to unveil several new initiatives to help secure the future of sustainable coffee for generations to come.”

You may read the press release on the Justmeans internet site.