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Nuevo Futuro


Co-op Name: Asociación de Productores Organicos Nuevo Futuro
Location: Popayan, Cauca, Colombia
Number of producers: 149
Founded: 1996
Certified: Organic, Fair Trade, SPP
Varietals: Castillo, Colombia, Supremo
Altitude: 1500-1800 meters above sea level

A little bit of history: Nuevo Futuro Association was founded as a part of the prevention and eradication of illicit crops efforts in Cauca in 1995 with the support of GTZ (the German development agency) and the National Coffee Growers Association in the South of Cauca. The members began their activities before the association became a legal entity when organic coffee was being promoted as an alternative to illicit crops. The association was formally established when the member families certified their farms with the organic program and began to sell into the international market. Today the association has 200 farmer members and has FLO certification of which 40 have organic certification. The current members are located in the municipalities of El Tambo, Piendamó, Buenos Aires, Santander de Quilichao, La Vega, and Timbío.

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