An Augustana College student group, Fair Trade Augustana, has been awarded an $800 grant to help draw attention to farming practices in developing nations that impoverish people and their land. The grant was awarded by Fair Trade Colleges & Universities, which is part of Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit advocacy group that monitors growers and distributors of farm products around the world.

The student group focuses on fair trade practices that help provide a living wage for Third World farmers and support farming practices that don’t pollute or degrade the environment. The group plans to use the grant to raise awareness on the issue.