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Coopfam was born from the idea of a group of producers willing to do things differently and so have a better life. It grew up little by little based on family values and the principles of “what is good for oneself has to be good for everybody”.

Its goal is to take care of people and relationships, seekinf real benefits for everyone, and improve the quality of the production, of the products and of hundreds of families.

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This cooperative, founded in 2007, is formed by families from seven different villages in Aceh province, Sumatra. The cooperative has more than 1,600 members.

This cooperative uses the Fairtrade Premium to palliate the effects of the global warming in the area, such as heavy rains or landslides, creating a social fund to cover the basic needs of the victims of these natural disasters.

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This cooperative, founded in 2001, is made up of 47 first-grade producer cooperatives, all located in the Sidama Zone, in southern Ethiopia.

The cooperative has more than 85,000 producers, who have very small properties, with an average of ½ to 1 hectare per person, and keep traditional cultivation methods, respectful with the environment and people.

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Central Cooperativa Indígena del Cauca (CENCOIC)

Organization of coffee producers founded in 1980 as the commercial branch of the indigenous movement in Cauca, Colombia (Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca).


The organization achieved Fair Trade certification in 1995 and, thanks to this, it has been able to defend small coffee-producing families from the abuses of the large dominant multinational coffee growers.

Nowadays, CENCOIC identifies coffee as its main line of activity, with groups of producers that belong to at least 24 indigenous reserves in the department of Cauca, and in different indigenous groups located in the municipalities of Caldono, Piendamó, El Tambo, Santander de Quilichao, Toribio, Jambaló, Inza, Buenos Aires and Suárez.

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It was born in 1983, as a National Association. It is located in the Southern Altiplano of Bolivia, in the basin of the Salar de Uyuni and Coipasa, at an altitude of between 3,600 and 3,800 meters.

ANAPQUI brings together nearly 1000 small traditional producers of quinoa, gathered in 7 Regional Associations. ANAPQUI has focused on recovering the part of the value of the production that the intermediary companies devalued.

The organization’s mission is to recover the traditional quinoa cultivation system, using methods that are respectful of the environment, such as ecological soil management or ecological pest management, in which the use of chemical products is prohibited. harmful.

Thanks to Fair Trade they can invest in the control, monitoring, internal certification and promotion of the organic cultivation of quinoa. There is also a training, education and communication project that emphasizes the training of leaders, and the training of their employees, benefiting more than 1,800 families.

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UCCEI is a cooperative that brings together several cooperatives of small coffee-producing families in Nicaragua. In total, it groups 955 people, where 22.51% are women, with an approximate family nucleus of 4,775 people.

Its main objective is to offer services such as financing, technical advice, marketing… They work to improve the standard of living of male and female producers and of the families of the grassroots cooperatives that make up UCCEI.

Its mission is to be a union of cooperatives with consolidated social and environmental responsibility, sustainable, recognized nationally and internationally and with credibility in the coffee industry. Incorporating added value to the activities developed by the UCCEI and its associated cooperatives.

For UCCEI, each cup of its coffees represents more than a quality product; It is a product that meets the aspirations of their families to share the fruit of their efforts, and to achieve benefits that allow them to live better.

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It is a cooperative located in the province of San Ignacio, Department of Cajamarca, Peru. It was created on November 25, 2001, and was born from the integration of 106 producing families with the purpose of marketing coffee directly, avoiding intermediation and improving productivity and coffee quality.
Unicafec began its activities without the support of any state or private entity, without resources, based on a lot of management by its leaders and founding members. Since its inception, the organic coffee program was implemented in 2002. In 2005, Fair Trade certification was obtained.
In 2008, the fertilizer program with organic inputs was implemented to increase the productivity and quality of coffee per hectare, helping to improve the quality of life of member families.
Currently UNICAFEC has 385 members, of whom 104 are women and 281 men, belonging to the Districts of San Ignacio, District of San José de Lourdes and District of Namballe.

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Fundada en 2004, CAC Ubiriki es una cooperativa peruana de pequeñas familias cafetaleras, situada en la región de Junín, en el área de la selva húmeda central del país. La cooperativa cuenta con certificación de comercio justo y orgánica para su café. Nace de un proyecto piloto denominado “Proyecto Café Sostenible”, implementando tres Escuelas de Campo de Agricultura llamadas ECAs, una metodología moderna de educación para personas adultas. De la confianza generada entre las personas agriculturas participantes de las ECAs, se decidió formar esta cooperativa.

Junín es una región con muchas plantaciones de café y un clima propicio para obtener granos de alta calidad. En general, la población local tiene una educación pobre, la infraestructura de la región es precaria y hay altos niveles de desnutrición, por lo que muchas personas han abandonado la región en busca de oportunidades económicas en la ciudad. La cooperativa trabaja para remitir esta tendencia mejorando la producción y comercialización de café de calidad y sostenible, negociando en condiciones favorables y mejorando los ingresos de sus asociadas y asociados.

Su objetivo es trabajar de forma unida y organizaad para producir cafés especiales con responsabilidad ambiental y acceder al mercado internacional para mejorar el nivel de vida de las personas asociadas y de la comunidad.

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The Federación Comercializadora de Café Especial de Guatemala (FECCEG), is a non-profit organization which was founded in 2006 with the purpose of supporting small coffee producers to overcome the huge challenges of price fluctuations and risks in the internatiol coffee market. Today, as a federation, we are able to bring together 15 producer organizations, associations and cooperatives that associate 1,150 men and 350 women, al lof them small-scale farmers, dedicated to the organic production of specialty coffees, honey, panela and cocoa. Our partners are distributed in the Highlands of Guatemala, in the departments of Chimaltenango, Huehuetenango, Quiché, Sololá, San Marcos and Quetzaltenango. This land is known for its majestic mountains, dotted with volacanoes, and a wide variety of microclimates that imprint unique characteristics on our high-quality coffee.

The FECCEG Civil Society works in cooperation with other organizations to create capacity building synergies in the communities where the farmers associated with the FECCEG organizations live and work.

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Fair Gift is a Fairtrade organization which was founded in 2013 in Chennai, the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Fair Gift collaborates with 15 different groups of local producers to which more than 700 artisans and craftsmen belong.

These groups are located in the four southern states of India and manufacture many different products, each one by using the natural raw materials available around the area where they live and following traditional techniques.

Each group of producers offer job opportunities to rural artisans, to who they guarantee: paid holiday, accident insurance, medical assistance and, in some cases, zero-rate microcredits for internal needs. This way, their lives and their family members’ one stabilizes, with a positive effect for the entire community to which they belong, in economic, health and educational terms.

Fair Gift products have been manufactured in accordance with the Fairtrade standards, and also preserving traditions and culture in local production.

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