OCCICAFE - Asociación de Productores de Café de Alta Calidad del Suroccidente del Huila
It is important to recognize the unique value in buying Fair Trade products. Fair Trade Certified Coffee is produced by small scale hardworking farmers who have a strong commitment to their environment and want to improve their livelihoods. ”
Luis Gonzaga Ordoñez Camero, General Manager
Reviving the Coffee Industry by Improving Quality
OCCICAFE’s technical assistance team used premiums to improve quality and production on producers' farms. They also provided training courses in cupping, based on international protocols, designed to equip OCCICAFE’s members with the skills needed to maintain high quality standards.
Fertilizer Use Efficiency
OCCICAFE’s production levels increased 40% by distributing fertilizers and other inputs among its members. An estimated 230 families and 1,250 people received materials to improve their seedlings and protect their crops.