FCC - Federación Campesina del Cauca
“Fair Trade has been the greatest catalyst for change, both qualitative and quantitative, in the past decade of FCC’s existence. Fair Trade has enormously strengthened the cooperative as both a business and a social enterprise, which today allows us to be self-sustaining in the provision of social, economic, agronomic, and environmental tools and inputs to our members.” ”
Derly Serna, ADMINISTRATION
The Rotating Credit Fund for Production Needs is a great opportunity for producers to access credit with fewer restrictions and invest in the production and quality of their coffee. ”
Franklin Alejandro Acosta
Thanks to the Fair Trade certification, we have been able to meet the other actors and links in the coffee supply chain –an opportunity which we would not have had without the certification. We’ve also been able to participate in decision-making to determine the best uses for the premium. ”
Franklin Alejandro Acosta, Certification Officer
Support for Transition to Organic Practices
The FCC organizes training workshops for producers who would like to transition from conventional to organic agriculture.
Rotating Credit Fund for Production Needs
Members established this fund so they are able to finance projects aimed at increasing yields and coffee quality on their farms.