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Cauca´s coffee growers were certified with the Rainforest Alliance seal

Popayán, May 3 2012.  Once again, Cauca’s coffee growers were certified with the Rainforest Alliance environmental sustainability and social responsibility seal. The certification was given to Cauca´s 962 growers who are part of the Nespresso AAA program led by the Departmental Coffee Growers Committee of Cauca.

This recognition is the result Cauca´s coffee growers´ commitment to producing coffee under environmentally friendly conditions. The seal was granted after a rigorous process which endorsed the fulfillment of social environmental principals established by the Sustainable Agriculture Network regarding environmental protection, social equity, and the economic viability of coffee growers. Additionally, Cauca´s coffee growers met management standards respecting high quality coffee production.
 
The process that coffee growers who are part of programs such as the Nespresso AAA have undertaken, contributes to the positioning of Cauca´s coffee in the international market by guaranteeing the fulfillment of quality protocols and fomenting equity and welfare among growers. 
 
The Nespresso program benefits coffee growers by influencing their farm organization, minimizing risks in the productive process, and transferring value added to producers by paying them premiums for their coffee.
 

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