FEDECOCAGUA - Federación de Cooperativas Agrícolas Guatemala
I take this opportunity to thank FTUSA for your support of producer groups at the SCAA in Portland, with well-deserved congratulations for your excellent and spacious booth in the exhibit hall, the conversations and all the other activities.” ”
Gerardo Alberto De León, Marketing Manager
Anti-Coffee Leaf Rust Brigades
At the 44th FEDECOCAGUA assembly, farmers democratically-elected to use 6 cents of their 20 cent premium to address the rust outbreak in the region. With these earmarked funds they have purchased low-cost equipment and materials to form “Anti-Rust Brigades.” After an in-depth study conducted by their technical department, this option was selected as the most effective way to deal with the rust crisis.
The “Anti-Rust Brigades” employ technologically-efficient, motorized sprayers to combat the fungus in the most afflicted areas using natural botanical fungicides. This environmentally-friendly product made from the neem tree is being used on conventional and certified organic coffee crops.