Cooperativa dos Agricultores Familiares de Poço Fundo e Região (COOPFAM)
Located in the mountainous landscape of the Minas region in Brazil is Cooperativa dos Agricultores Familiares de Poço Fundo e Região (COOPFAM).
The region is well known for coffee farming, mostly cultivated by hand due to the mountainous terrain, and produces a delicious, sweet coffee bean which is a standout in our Oxfam fair South American blend. COOPFAM were the first organisation in Brazil to obtain Fairtrade certification in 1998.
Today, they unify 447 partners, many of which are women, and are the main source of income for many families, improving living and working conditions in the field and the community. One of their objectives is to provide products of quality whilst preserving the environment and hence encourage pesticide free, organic farming.
They provide additional support to those transitioning to organic farming by paying for certification costs and providing education and training.
Community is one of the pillars of COOPFAM which is why the Fairtrade premium is invested back into the community;
“Good Water” project, improving the health and hygiene and water quality through installation of water filters and potability analysis
“United for Inclusion” program contributes to expenses for special needs community members such as pedagogy, psychology, physiotherapy
Try our newest, creamiest South American blend today and help us support Brazilian farmers.
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