FEDECOCAGUA - Federación de Cooperativas Agrícolas Guatemala
I take this opportunity to thank FTUSA for your support of producer groups at the SCAA in Portland, with well-deserved congratulations for your excellent and spacious booth in the exhibit hall, the conversations and all the other activities.” ”
Gerardo Alberto De León, Marketing Manager
Productivity & Quality
In 2015, FEDECOCAGUA members voted to invest the premium in adequate rust prevention techniques including fungicide application. Guatemala was one of the countries hardest hit by coffee leaf rust, and producers are only now beginning to see a return to previous production volumes. The investments cooperatives make in rust prevention and treatment are crucial to producers’ success.
FEDECOCAGUA’s first level cooperatives used part of the premium to further compensate members for their product, particularly given the high competition from middlemen in their regions.