COOPETARRAZU - Cooperativa Caficultores y Servicios Tarrazu
“Fair Trade allows us to not only to receive a minimum price and premium, but also to improve the basic living and health conditions of our members and workers.” ”
Félix Monge Cordero, FIELD TECHNICIAN MANAGER
Productivity & Quality
For members of COOPETARRAZU, technical assistance is inextricably linked to increased productivity. COOPETARRAZU conducted 50 trainings with 2,500 participants on topics covering agronomy, climate, and best practices for health and occupational safety. Additionally, COOPETARRAZU distributes organic fertilizer to improve members’ soil health.
Thanks to the Fair Trade premium, migrant workers that come to COOPETARRAZU from all over Costa Rica have a safe, hygienic place to stay while working during the harvest. Workers receive meals as well as part of this benefit.
In order to be competitive among local buyers, COOPETARRAZU members have deemed it necessary to designate a portion of the premium as a second payment, so that members earn more for their hard work.