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APR-MAY 2019

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Page 38 of 119 Specialty Green Coffee Importers Guatemala Maya Ixil de Avelina Fairtrade Organic Domingo de la Cruz, co-op beekeeping specialist Food 4 Farmers helps coffee communities to identify and establish new areas of income— and finally end food scarcity. For producers in the Maya Ixil cooperative, the answer was beekeeping. e pollinating bees increase coffee quality, and the honey is a source of needed nutrition and new income. eir first year, the beekeepers' income grew 23 percent. And three years later, sales are up 117 percent. InterAmerican is delighted to contribute the salary of beekeeping specialist and educator Domingo de la Cruz—and to bring you Maya Ixil's Fairtrade Organic green coffee. It's sweet and nutty with notes of dark chocolate and stone fruits. And worth all the buzz.

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