APROCASSI - Cooperativa de Servicios Multiples San Ignacio
"In order to aspire to high coffee quality, and subsequently better prices, we believe it is necessary to organize, since we deliver technical support to partners. The additional value producers receive from the Fair Trade premium is invested in a good education for their children and to help care for the environment, as they are concerned about climate change." ”
APROCASSI used part of the premium to comprise an environmental stewardship fund.
Organization-wide trainings covering topics such as organizational strength, leadership, and business management were funded by the premium, as well as internet inspections, accounting software, and the promotion of the cooperative in both local and international industry events.
Productivity & Quality
APROCASSI used premium funds to purchase equipment including scales, a grinder, and a roasting machine. These investments were also leveraged towards harvest and post-harvest trainings covering topics such as fertilization, rehabilitation, organic production norms, and more.
In order to compensate members fairly, and to adjust for fluctuations in the C market price, APROCASSI used part of the premium for second payment.