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Nicaragua organic Fairtrade coffee farmer visits London

NSC News | Monday, 24 February 2020 |

Gloria visiting the cafe at law firm Freshfields where SOPPEXCCA coffee is sold

Gloria visiting the cafe at law firm Freshfields where SOPPEXCCA coffee is sold

Nicaraguan Fairtrade coffee farmer Gloria Talavera visited London 20 – 22 February as a guest of the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign.

Gloria belongs to the Union of Agricultural Co-operatives (UCA) SOPPEXCCA which has 650 members producing organic Fairtrade coffee for export and organic cacao, fruit and vegetables for local consumption.

Women from the co-operative sell their fruit and vegetables on a stall in the local town.

The fact that their sell their coffee through Fairtrade means that they receive a guaranteed price and a social premium. The benefits are not only for the members of the co-operatives but also for the whole community. The results are very clear: the community now has electric power, roads and drinking water.

For SOPPEXCCA Fairtrade means more resources to protect the environment, to diversify crops and to strengthen their co-operatives in the face of the climate emergency and threats from transnational companies.

Gloria is visiting London, Bristol and Bath to take part in Fairtrade Fortnight activities: cafes and other outlets that sell SOPPEXCCA coffee, talks in schools, colleges, and universities promoting Fairtrade.

Further details :https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/get%20involved//Current-campaigns/Fairtrade-Fortnight