CENFROCAFE - Central Fronteriza Del Norte De Cafetaleros
CENFROCAFE became Fair Trade Certified in 2007 which enabled producers more direct access to markets and comprehensive information on world coffee prices. They have strengthened their relationship with international partners while creating a more transparent and just supply chain. Coffee from this cooperative regularly places in the top of Peruvian gourmet coffee competitions.
We invest an estimated 30 percent of our Fair Trade premium to provide training and technical assistance programs to our members. We’ve seen our average production per hectare increase by 13,000 lbs in 2008 and by 21,000 lbs in 2012. This increase has enabled our members to earn more income for their families and improve their quality of life. ”
Elmer Reynaldo Pena Silva, Commercial Manager
Beekeeping For Additional Income
Interested producers received training and materials to start beekeeping as a diversification strategy to complement their coffee incomes.
Productivity and Quality
CENFROCAFE’s $801,098 investment in productivity went towards coffee quality research, conducted within 10 hectares in San Ignacio. In 2014, 31 new coffee varieties were investigated in a joint collaboration with Peru’s National Coffee Board. The goal is to increase performance and produce rust-resistant varieties.
One of the many organizational investments CENFROCAFE made involved training families. CENFROCAFE believes that a united family is committed to their land and to their cooperative. CENFROCAFE’s goal is to empower the entire family in matters such as finances, ROI, best farming practices, quality differentials, and more, which is why $36,790 of the premium went towards these trainings. All family members are invited to CENFROCAFE’s assembly meetings.