about miguel

Miguel Zamora has been involved in agriculture for almost 20 years.  His work focuses on creating more sustainable supply chains and creating opportunities for sustainable trade between farmers and workers in the global south and coffee companies in the global north.

Miguel supports coffee companies to build stronger, more productive and mutually beneficial relationships with coffee growing communities.  His work supports companies to secure the long-term supply of the specialty coffee they need while supporting farmers to build more resilient and sustainable communities.

His work with cooperatives, independent smallholder farmers and farm workers helped total Fair Trade coffee imports to increase more than 10 times in the last 8 years and to reach 1 billion pounds by 2013.

Before Fair Trade, Miguel worked in Central America and Ecuador supporting smallholder farmers and in agricultural projects with several products, including bananas, and dry-beans.

He is currently a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Sustainability Council, and a board member of Food 4 Farmers.  He holds an Agricultural Engineering degree from Zamorano University in Honduras and a Masters in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University.  He has lived and worked in Ecuador, Honduras, Brazil and the U.S., and he speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.