Origin Stories – La Flordia
LA FLORIDA (Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera La Florida)
La Florida has invested Fair Trade premium funds to deliver educational seminars that teach innovative farming methods to the 50 farming families who are part of the cooperative. Farmers receive training in the following areas to strengthen the region’s economy and to develop better coffee:
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
Courses teach farmers agricultural methods that support safe and wholesome food for consumers.
Farmers learn how to create sustainable soil conditions that result in increased yields and more nutrient-rich products.
Pest and Disease Prevention
Farmers learn how to strengthen crops to withstand diseases such as Roya, thus protecting economic livelihoods.
Specialty Coffee Certifications
Certifications provide small farmers access to specialty coffee markets that promote ethical farming and trade practices.