ASOANEI - Productores Agroecológicos Santa Marta y Perijá
Their strategic plan for the future incorporates social, environmental, and cultural initiatives. They seek to improve living conditions for members by implementing food security programs, education, and infrastructure, and they strive to protect the traditional values of indigenous and small farmer communities by purchasing land for the Mamos (traditional indigenous authorities) and by reconstructing ceremonial sites for ancestral cultural practices. They are deeply committed to maintaining the harmony between humans and nature, which has led them to develop many environmental protection programs, including soil recovery, integrated solid waste management practices, and wildlife preservation.
ANEI is a dream come true, thanks to the good energy of all our producers. ”
Aurora Maria Izquierdo, Producer Member
At ANEI, we pay tribute and perform rituals to our coffee as we do with all other things in our Universe.” ”
Mamo Jose Gabriel Alimaco, Producer Member
Fair Trade premiums supported the purchase of a new coffee dryer. Support in improving the system of roads to access the mountainous communities.
Community and Member Development
Improvements to members, and implementation of filtered water stations. Beneficiaries of ASOANEI have used community premium to help children of members receive scholarships