Name: Café Orgánico Marcala S.A.

Location: Marcala, La Paz, Honduras

Number of Producers: 850 and growing

Founded: 2001, with 49 farmers

Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade, SPP

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 - 10:27am

The Learning Never Stops: Part 3 – The Personal

Carly Kadlec
July 30, 2014

The Cooperation in Productivity event was the first time Equal Exchange has organized a peer-led, on-farm learning experience between farmer organizations. It was incredibly exciting, not just because it was the first event of its kind for us, but because of all the farmer-driven content.


Name: Comunidades Indígenas de la region de Simojovel de Allende (CIRSA) 
Location: Chiapas, Mexico 
# of Producers: 600
Founded: 1992
Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade, SPP

Interesting Fact: The members of CIRSA come primarily from two main ethnic groups, Tzotzil and Tzeltal; if Spanish is spoken at all, it is spoken as a second language. 

Finca Triunfo Verde

Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV) has worked extensively with Grounds for Health to implement a community-focused effort to test women for cervical cancer. Grounds for Health has trained co-op staff to run and maintain the clinic and continue the effort.


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