FEDECOCAGUA - Federación de Cooperativas Agrícolas Guatemala
Founded in 1969, the Federación de Cooperativas Agrícolas Guatemala (FEDECOCAGUA) is a large producer and exporter organization representing the interests of an estimated 54 coffee cooperatives in the country, or about 20,000 small to medium-sized farmers in total. Through the organization, members are able to sell, market, and export their coffee to local and mainly international markets. Fair Trade premiums have helped finance new facilities including a water treatment plant and electronic weighing scale for members to use, in addition to providing agricultural products at reduced costs. Fair Trade premiums have also allowed individual cooperatives to build main offices and invest in other production and community improvement projects.