OCCICAFE - Asociación de Productores de Café de Alta Calidad del Suroccidente del Huila
It is important to recognize the unique value in buying Fair Trade products. Fair Trade Certified Coffee is produced by small scale hardworking farmers who have a strong commitment to their environment and want to improve their livelihoods. ”
Luis Gonzaga Ordoñez Camero, General Manager
Improvements in Production and Quality
Maintaining and increasing harvest and quality is one of the most critical tasks in coffee production. This occurs through the additional inputs such as fertilizers, and measuring plant nutrition.
Fertilization is necessary because the soils elements contain varying amounts and are sometimes not sufficient for adequate nutrition of plants. In order to produce high quality coffee, soil nutrition is essential.
Due to this, the 70% of Fair Trade Social premium focuses mainly on support of farmers such as fertilization, purchase of agricultural inputs, machinery, tools and equipment for the coffee activity.