Clearing house for information on organic, fair-trade and
shade-grown coffee initiatives; including criteria and contacts.
Income from the sale of
Cloudforest Coffee goes to the Maya communities in Chiapas, where
the coffee originates, to support community based initiatives.
Grounds Trading Co.
Grounds works to support indigenous rights and autonomy by selling
fair trade, shade grown, and organic coffee direct from Mayan
cooperatives in Chiapas, Mexico. All profits go to community development
projects in Chiapas and educational work in the U.S.
Exchange: Fair Trade Coffee Campaign
Working towards social development, economic independence and
environmental sustainability for family farmers around the world.
Trade Fair: Oxfam International
Provides various reports on coffee, farmers, and how international
trade rules lead to poverty and oppression in the developing world.
Sol Center for Community Action
Working toward the elimination of poverty and the restoration
of the damaged environment by promoting cooperative enterprise,
environmentally sound agriculture, appropriate technology and
conservation in Chiapas and Guatemala.
Center for Economic and Political Investigations of Community
An in-depth site which examines the economic and political realities
Up to the minute news on the latest happenings in Chiapas.
Comprehensive page from Znet with links to articles and other
organizations working in Chiapas
The Institute for Food and Development Policy better known
as Food First--is a member-supported, nonprofit 'peoples'
think tank and education-for-action center. Work highlights root
causes and value-based solutions to hunger and poverty around
the world, with a commitment to establishing food as a fundamental
Exchange's Chiapas Program
Global Exchange works to support grassroots initiatives for social
change and the preservation of biodiversity in Chiapas.
against the ge corn contamination in southern Mexico
supports local communities working to protect their rivers and
watersheds. They work to halt destructive river development projects,
and to encourage equitable and sustainable methods of meeting
needs for water, energy and flood management.
Resists the Plan Puebla Panama
Articles and information about the growing resistance to neoliberal
economic policies in southern Mexico.
Organization of Traditional Indigenous Healers of Chiapas
by traditional indigenous healers and midwives from the Altos
of Chiapas in an effort to recover lost traditional knowledge
of indigenous medical practices.
Cooperating with the Maya peoples' efforts to build dignified
schools while promoting social justice in Mexico. They also raise
money to support organic agricultural projects in autonomous communities.
Latest news on the Zapatista movement