UNICAFEC - Asociación Unión de Cafetaleros Ecológicos
UNICAFEC has been instrumental to the 379 producers it serves by providing easier access to credit for fertilizer purchases, for example, or in the commercialization of their crop and providing consistent technical assistance. UNICAFEC works hard to ensure producers are able to sell their product for the best prices to demanding markets and that they implementing technologies that also allow them to compete in specialty markets.
Services for Producers
The organization's Technical Department offers support services to members and consistently monitors new producers as they integrate into the organic coffee program. The Technical Department purchased a motorcyle to assist worker transportation and contracted a consultant to conduct workshops on soils and fertilization. An Internal Control System has also been implemented to provide capacity building sessions for directors and workers.