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.

CIRSA

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.

Comon Yaj Noptic

Members of Comon Yaj Noptic have been monitoring bird species in their communities for the past four years in an effort to provide on-the-ground data for a conservation non-profit in Mexico.

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