Triunfo Verde - Finca Triunfo Verde Sociedad Civil
“The Fair Trade premium has been an amazing resource that has permitted social investments such as food security, health, gender equity, but also coffee renovation, especially in the last two years, in order to be able to effectively combat coffee leaf rust.” ”
Jaime Lopez, PRESIDENT
Productivity & Quality
In recent years, rust has affected 40% of Triunfo Verde’s production. In 2015, members voted to invest in nurseries in order to renovate their older, more susceptible plants. Additionally Triunfo Verde was able to use the premium to purchase the necessary equipment to apply fungicide to members’ plants, which also helps to control rust.
Organic coffee plants require additional efforts to prevent and combat coffee leaf rust. Which is why Triunfo Verde invested in technical assistance and training to help recuperate members’ organic production.