Colombia

The Improvement of Organic Coffee Yield and Production for the Sustainability of the Indigenous Community

Completed project

 

In Colombia we embarked together with Fundeso on a three-year project, the objective of which is the improvement of the organic coffee yield and production for the sustainability of the Paez indigenous community.

The global objective of the project is to significantly improve the living conditions of the Paez indigenous people (80% of whom live in poverty and vulnerability) by securing the economic, social and environmental sustainability of organic coffee growing indigenous families.

The project’s aim is to strengthen their abilities through training in administrative management, production, and marketing; to improve organic production with self-produced organic fertilizers; and adequate marketing of certified organic coffee, to stabilise the annual production volume, increase their income, strengthen their social structure, and to reach sustainable development.

Certified organic coffee production and fair trade will place the small farmers’ product in a prominent position in the international market.

The direct beneficiaries are 500 indigenous families – 2,500 people – and the indirect beneficiaries of this project are 700 families.

Garantizar la seguridad alimentaria (Inter-Red)

Completed project

 

Durante todo el año 2010 Café Mundi se hace partícipe del proyecto “Garantizar la seguridad alimentaria” en Istmina (Colombia), apoyando a Inte-Red. Este proyecto consiste en la construcción de una granja para tratar y utilizar los productos de ésta, mediante el desarrollo de un plan de capacitación y asistencia técnica. Buscan así, fortalecer la capacidad organizativa, con la economía solidaria, y la autogestión. Teniendo en cuenta esto, el objetivo de Café Mundi es mejorar el rendimiento de la producción agropecuaria de la zona.

 

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Cauca Coffee Growers’ Cooperative

Completed project

 

The initial objectives of the Cauca Coffee Growers’ Cooperative were twofold: Firstly to promote the improvement of extraction and drying infrastructures to produce higher quality coffee on the plantations of the Cauca region; and, secondly to create a sense of gender identity within the social and economic contexts of Cauca’s rural communities.

As a result of the training given by the Cauca Coffee Growers’ Cooperative, aid was secured for several rural women - housewives and heads of households - so that they could organise themselves and initiate coffee farms, thereby improving their household incomes and supply their basic needs.

Today there are many women working in the coffee dryers, and many are benefiting from the great support received from various entities.

 

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