My role within the Federation of Farmer Organisations San Isidro (UOCASI) is legal representative. UOCASI’s main objective is to look after the social and economic development of our associated producers. The problems we have faced are linked to the lack of technology in the production processes of coffee and cocoa, as well as deficiencies in organisational management. Thanks to the approach implemented with Swisscontact, we have had the support in the construction of canopies and the training of how to do it ourselves, which allows us to give an added value in the post-harvest procedure for both coffee and cocoa.
As an association, we seek to improve the quality of coffee and cocoa, which allows our farmers to get better prices for their products in the market. Thanks to Swisscontact’s support, I believe it is feasible in the short and medium term to achieve the proposed goals.
I want to thank Swisscontact, since the support they have given us has made us feel accompanied in all the processes of the productive chain of coffee and cocoa. Swisscontact also helped us to understand the importance of the technification and systematisation of the productive processes.
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