CAFNORCA - Cooperativa de Caficultores del Norte de Caldas
CAFNORCA allocates Fair Trade premiums for a home improvement fund. Members can access this fund to elevate their quality of life from the standard precarious conditions of rural living abodes.
CAFNORCA invests Fair Trade premiums to fund trainings in sustainable management and promote organic certification. So far, at least 10 farms have obtained organic certification. Many CAFNORCA members cultivate shade-grown coffee. The cooperative is also establishing farms to produce natural fertilizers and pest controls for their production use.
CAFNORCA organizes youth programs and trainings aiming to strengthen their administrative skills and environmental knowledge. The cooperative is thus fomenting the next generation of organizational leaders and promoting the continued evolution toward more sustainable production practices.