CENFROCAFE - Central Fronteriza Del Norte De Cafetaleros
“The Fair Trade Premium help improve the standard of living of producers, through technical assistance, distribution of fertilizers, and innovation in quality.” ”
Rubén Espinoza, GENERAL MANAGER
Thanks to an intensive training program in cooperative governance, CENFROCAFE has the capacity to support the economic development and well-being of its members and communities.
Productivity & Quality
To encourage producers to adopt better agronomic practices, CENFROCAFE’s technical training program promotes economically viable practices for smallholder farmers. Along with agronomy trends, CENFROCAFE invested in management training and emphasized gender inclusion in the coffee industry.
CENFROCAFE supported the construction of 4 new wet mills and improved operations at 2 existing mills. The rationale behind the investment was for the wet mills to contribute to more specialty niche markets, in order to pass higher quality differentials on to members.
To improve food access and diversity, CENFROCAFE trained producers on gardening and animal husbandry techniques. CENFROCAFE also trained farmers on crop diversification, how to use integrated pest management practices, and how to reduce post-harvest losses through improved milling and storage.