Co-op Name: SOPACDI
Location: South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Number of Producers: 5,200; 20% are women farmers
Certified: Organic, Fair Trade
Name: Comunidades Indígenas de la region de Simojovel de Allende (CIRSA)
Location: Chiapas, Mexico
# of Producers: 600
Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade, SPP
Interesting Fact: The members of CIRSA come primarily from two main ethnic groups, Tzotzil and Tzeltal; if Spanish is spoken at all, it is spoken as a second language.
Last Visit: Todd Caspersen, director of purchasing and production, visited the producers of CIRSA in December 2015. During the visit, farmer members shared in depth their experience of climate change on small-scale agriculture. Shifting rain patterns and unpredictability in temperature are just a few examples of the things farmer members of CIRSA have experienced in the past few years.