HUATUSCO - Unión Regional Pequeños Productores Café Huatusco
“A minimum price should cover the costs of sustainable production, or in other words, this price should generate a positive impact on the quality of life of our partners and, strengthen the foundations of social development of our community, including the environment, health and housing.” ”
Rene Ixtla, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD
By strengthening its internal control system, HUATUSCO was able to monitor the growing practices of its members, ensuring adherence to various quality standards, and meeting external certification requirements. A positive result: HUATUSCO reduced its inspection time by 30%.
HUATUSCO health brigades were trained to be local health care givers. Interventions in 2015 focused on illness prevention, ensured dynamic delivery of services, and improved long term practices of patients. Brigades develop dynamic skillsets based on the varied services they deliver. They are also natural links to their communities, which removes patients’ inhibitions. Since the brigades are local, they are on-call 24-7, contributing to the success, adoption, and accessibility of health care services.
Productivity & Quality
Cooperative-run nursery benefits those experiencing rust or aging plants. Many co-ops did not have nurseries on site. By growing their own seeds, HUATUSCO’s members were able to benefit from organic market prices, and they provided more jobs in a region struggling to combat coffee harvest losses from rust.