A woman picks coffee on the slopes of the Rainforest Alliance Certified cooperative Ciudad Barrios in El Salvador. Fair trade and other certifications work well, but innovators are looking at other ways to help coffee farmers avoid poverty. (Photo by Robert Goodier)

A woman picks coffee on the slopes of the Rainforest Alliance Certified cooperative Ciudad Barrios in El Salvador. Fair trade and other certifications work well, but innovators are looking at other ways to help coffee farmers avoid poverty. (Photo by Robert Goodier)

A woman picks coffee on the slopes of the Rainforest Alliance Certified cooperative Ciudad Barrios in El Salvador. Fair trade and other certifications work well, but innovators are looking at other ways to help coffee farmers avoid poverty. (Photo by Robert Goodier)

Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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