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Producer Profiles

COOAGRONEVADA - Cooperativa de Caficultores y Agricultores de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Training on the treatment of waste water
New wet mills in Paramo San Isidro
Onsite certification training
Cooperativa de Caficultores y Agricultores de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (COAGRONEVADA) is composed of 21 base level coffee cooperatives from three different regions in Colombia--Magdalena, La Guajira and Cesar. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region is located in the northeastern part of Colombia. This area is home to many indigenous populations that have been affected by widespread drug trafficking and guerilla warfare. Fair Trade prices have given local and indigenous farmers a viable alternative to growing illegal cash crops. Coffee has become a cultural and living tradition passed from generation to generation. Coffee from the Sierra Nevada is generally smooth and medium bodied, mild in acidity and with a fragrant aroma. Organic coffee beans are grown under full shade, predominantly from trees of the traditional variety and at estimated elevations between 3,300 to 4,300 feet.
 

Programs

Partecipation in Workshops, Events and Exhibitions

In order to strengthen their corporate image, COOAGRONEVADA invested $3,526 to attend events, fairs, and workshops. These events allowed representatives the opportunity to interact with other organizations to share experiences, promote their product, and to conduct commercial business.

Social Fund

COOAGRONEVADA invested $7,052 in social projects that included rural access roads and funeral services with associated costs.

Certification and Technical Assistance

COOAGRONEVADA invested $13,223 USD in strengthening the Fair Trade organic certification system and technical assistance to facilitate the marketing and internal control system. This covered acquiring Fair Trade and organic certifications, in addition to agronomist fees, wall reconstruction, and other expenses.