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Producer Profiles

FECCEG - Federación Comercializadora de Café Especial de Guatemala

FECCEG empowers small landholder coffee farmers in Guatemala’s Highlands. Our programs support gender equality, sustainable development, and organizational strengthening. FECCEG mission is to contribute to the sustainable development of small specialty coffee grower organizations in Guatemala by providing comprehensive services and strengthening fair trade participation.
 

Quotable

“I am especially grateful for the Fair Trade premium that made our new storage facility and new drying patios possible. Before, in Xolojá, we had to pay to rent for drying patios elsewhPremium Profilere. Fair Trade has made it possible to cut our time and costs associated with drying our coffee in half.”  

Miguel Huarchaj, FOUNDING MEMBER

Programs

Productivity & Quality

Thanks to the premium, FECCEG was able to maintain roasting infrastructure and equipment. Base organizations also invested in plant renovation, organic fertilizers, and improvements to wet mills. Additionally, FECCEG was able to cover the costs of two agronomy interns to train members on the production of organic compost.

Communities

FECCEG used the premium to create a fund that gives microcredit to women who want to start small enterprises. FECCEG also invested in medical exams.

Producer Organizations

FECCEG invested the premium in helping to cover costs associated with organic and Fair Trade certifications, as well as to support the cooperative’s technical assistance team, including the purchase of two laptops so that the team can be more efficient and effective in their work