Cooperativa Norandino (Formerly CEPICAFE)
This organization of cooperatives aims to improve the quality of life of coffee-growing families and is an important contributor to the sustainable development of the region. It became Fair Trade Certified in order to access international markets on a level where farmers would be paid fairly for their product. Cooperativa Norandino prides itself in the direct level of participation and autonomy that its members hold in decisions involving the organization.
“The biggest challenge for producers is to be constantly improving the quality of their coffee, because with that effort, the producer is guaranteeing her own quality of life.” ”
With $35,000, Norandino distributed compost to 300 members.
Agriculture Development Fund
Various regions that were affected by roya received $34,469 of the premium in the form of preventive measures to combat the disease, such as the purchase and application of fungicides.
Machinery and Maintenance
Norandino invested $50,000 in improving the coffee processing plant.