Producer Profiles

Comon Yaj Noptic

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The Comon Yaj Noptic Cooperative was founded in May 1995 by a group of small coffee producers in Chiapas, Mexico. Today, the organization is made up of 162 small growers, cultivating a total of almost 450 hectares of organic coffee spread throughout several Chiapas communities.

The organization provides many services to its members including production enhancement workshops and technical assistance programs that allow producers to develop the skills needed to compete in today’s coffee market.

Comon Yaj Noptic members are very engaged in conservations on the protection of their natural ecosystems and avoid the misuse of agrochemicals, take preventative measures against soil erosion, and implement sustainable management programs, especially those relating to water and energy.
 

Quotable

With Fair Trade Certification, we have been able to develop our commercial process directly with roasters and importers. Our most outstanding achievement has been improving our facilities—from office buildings to perimeter fencing around storage warehouses  

Enrique Gallegos, Sales & Certification Officer

Programs

Future Premium Use

The Comon Yaj Nop Tic organization plans to invest their upcoming 2013 Fair Trade Premium in the following three categories. These decisions were made democratically at their General Assembly:

- Production and Quality Improvements
- Producer and Community Healthcare
- Farming Insurance