Majomut - Unión de Productores Orgánicos Beneficio Majomut
“I became a member of MAJOMUT first for the better price, but also because they teach you how to produce a better product. We do what we can with the premium, as there isn’t much of it due to decreased production, but we are working to strengthen our farms and recover from rust.” ”
Cristóbal Vásquez, MEMBER
Productivity & Quality
MAJOMUT’s priority is to strengthen a network of organic producers located in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. MAJOMUT members benefitted from vermiculture training and technical assistance.
MAJOMUT aims to improve their members’ livelihoods and establish food sovereignty in a region solely dependent upon the cash crop of coffee. In San Cristóbal, coffee production decreased substantially due to coffee rust disease. For this reason, MAJOMUT’s general assembly chose to focus a portion of the premium on intensive rust recovery inputs and services.
At the end of 2015, MAJOMUT adjusted final price paid to its members in order to compete against middlemen and to reward loyal producers. Most small farmers sell directly to middlemen exporters who usually are paying them below market price for their harvests and keeping a high percentage for themselves.