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CAC La Florida - Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera La Florida

CAC La Florida was formed by a group of 50 small-scale coffee farmers from Peru’s Chanchamayo region in 1966 in order to bypass local intermediaries. Their efforts have brought much needed education, infrastructure, credit, and environmental restoration to this remote corner of the Peruvian jungle.
 

Quotable

“We always try to provide the best service to our members, so that they are always happy and satisfied with the price and service that they receive. We know that they are grateful to be a part of this cooperative.”  

Javier Rojas

Programs

Productivity & Quality

CAC La Florida implemented an extension service to bring technical assistance, training, technology transfer, and certification to coop members. These services contributed to increased and improved coffee production, and upgraded infrastructure.

Part of the premium was reserved for CAC La Florida members to purchase fertilizers. By systematically incorporating fertilizer best practices, producers increase their productivity, and thereby the opportunity to increase revenue by selling more to the cooperative.

CAC La Florida invested in upgrading and maintaining important coffee processing equipment and infrastructure.