Rodney serves as The Answer Man (an all-purpose information resource for the public & the media) for Equal Exchange, the worker co-operative best known for their pioneering Fair Trade work with over 70 small-farmer co-operatives, in 29 countries, around the world.
After living in Guatemala, Mexico and studying economic development Rodney joined Equal Exchange in 1996. He is one the co-op’s 117 worker-owner members and a former two-term board director.
Founded in 1986 Equal Exchange is one of North America’s oldest, largest, and most successful worker co-operatives and was recently featured in the PBS documentary “Shift Change.” Today it is a $60M, diversified importer and wholesaler of Fair Trade, organic coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas, nuts and other foods.
May 11, 2015
Have questions about fair trade? Dive in with the Answer Man, Rodney North.