Finca Triunfo Verde, S.C. is a cooperative organization conformed by over 500 organized small farmers, dedicated to organic farm practices in the buffer zone surrounding the El Triunfo biological reserve. Through ecologically friendly practices, they seek to foment conservation, offsetting land and resource degradation in the area and promoting the recovery of natural resources and local biodiversity. Their mission is to improve member livelihoods through the sale of high quality organic coffee in markets that value and rewards the effort behind growing an ecologically friendly product with a fair price.
As environmental stewards, Triunfo Verde seeks that members of the organization remain actively engaged in a process of environmental education. Through their technical and agronomic accompaniment, farmers receive the necessary training and education to develop farmer households into productive campesino enterprises, capable of generating sustainable economic development in communities.
All operations of their business, from the collection and commercialization of coffee, to technical assistance, financial and productive assistance, community development and productive diversification, are managed inclusively and democratically. They advocate for gender and racial equality and religious freedom as founding principles of this cooperative.
Ultimately, the mission of the organization is to develop and demonstrate that agriculture can be compatible with rational resource use, promoting community social and economic development of underserved communities. Their goal is to improve humankind’s relationship to nature through feasible and ecologically sound means, with social justice at its core.
Translated from Triunfo Verde's website.
Tasting profile: Dark chocolate, molasses, nutmeg and clove with an earthy body, soft, citric acidity and sweet aftertaste.
Social Premium Investment: 2019 Crop YearFair Trade Certification guarantees 20 cents/lb of the price paid a producer organization is set aside as a social premium. How this money is invested is a decision taken collectively by the general assembly of members at the end of each harvest. Below is a break down of how producers in this organization chose to spend their fair trade premium.
Additional IncomeDisbursed to members as additional income with a commitment from the member to invest in renovating farm.
Credit fundFurther development and investment into the internal credit fund of the cooperative to help cover financial needs of farmers at a low cost. They hope to set up a long term credit fund with this built equity.
InfastructureInvestment in collection warehouse for upkeep.. Purchase of office and quality control equipment. Purchase of a warehouse scale with a 2000 kg capacity.
Improve YieldsTechnical assistance and workshops to train and assist producers in organic coffee production. As part of its Cooperative Development program, 4000 kg of bags for seedlings distributed to members. 4000 kg of bags for seedlings distributed to members.
DiversificationTechnical accompaniment for honey producers. Personalized attention and follow-up for honey production.
Community DevelopmentDelivering construction materials (tin roof sheets and cement) for member household improvements.