CIRSA

Location: 
Mexico

Name: Comunidades Indígenas de la region de Simojovel de Allende (CIRSA) 
Location: Chiapas, Mexico 
# of Producers: 600
Founded: 1992
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. 

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