COCLA - Central de Cooperativas Agrarias Cafetaleras
Fair Trade is more than an alternative, it gives us a new hope. ”
Carmen Leon Mamnia, COCLA Manager
I want to thank the consumer for making the decision to buy products with the Fair Trade seal because this means they recognize the work of the small farmer. This decision as a consumer is changing the lives of many people. It gives producers hope to continue improving their lives and provide better options for themselves and their children, such as better houses, access to education and health care. These basic services are very difficult to get here in Peru. The producers work with great care to always try to produce a better product. ”
Quotee Carmen León Mamnia, COCLA Manager
COCLA constructed a soil analysis laboratory to conduct more frequent pH and fertility evaluations which enables farmers to make better-informed decisions about fertilizer use.
Enhancing Production Management
COCLA funded 23 workshops for base-level cooperative managers designed to improve their production management competencies.
Quality Control Labs
A multiyear plan to construct a quality control lab at each of the 22 base cooperatives was initiated. So far, five quality labs been completed.