The small-scale coffee farmers of Santa Rosa de Copan have worked independently for most of their lives. Now, with support from Beneficio Santa Rosa and Fair Trade USA, these farmers are working together to implement sustainable farming practices, improve farming and processing techniques, and invest in their community. Beneficio Santa Rosa, which serves as the Market Access Partner for 140 independent smallholders in the region, has many years of experience in Fair Trade. They currently export coffee from Fair Trade cooperatives and have facilitated hundreds of thousands of dollars in Fair Trade premiums for smallholder coffee farmers across Honduras. It is now partnering with independent farmers from the Cruz Alta and El Trigo communities in the departments of Santa Rosa de Copan and Lempira to improve coffee quality and bring the benefits of Fair Trade to far more people.
Santa Rosa de Copan