Bywww.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
The news tells us that credit   unions support organic coffee   growers in Mexico.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
How does this fit into   production of healthy organic   coffee, sustainable   agriculture, and better living   standard f...
In a way growing coffee on a   family coffee plantation is an   act of faith.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
Growers trust in the sun, the   rain, and soil to produce good   coffee year after year.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
They space their coffee   among other plants in shaded   areas of a mountain side.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
The pickers harvest the   coffee just when it is ready   and then organic coffee is   processed separate from any   non-or...
The producer separates and   dries the coffee beans and   either roasts them himself or   sells his crop to a middle   man...
At this point the act of   growing coffee turns into the   business of growing coffee.   Farmers the world over must   dea...
A coffee drinker in New   York, London, Berlin, or Tokyo   may be willing to pay $5 for a   cup of hot organic coffee on  ...
But members of Panama   organic coffee cooperatives   may only receive two or three   dollars a pound for their   product ...
Often such coffee farmers will   take bags of coffee to the   local tienda (small grocery   store) to sell or barter for  ...
So, what does this have to do   with how credit unions   support organic coffee   growers in Mexico?By www.BuyOrganicCoffe...
If may just take a few   dollars, pesos, Bolivares, Col   ones, or Balboas to buy   seed, replace a broken   hoe, buy sack...
But, all too often, small   operation campisinos   (farmers) on their fincas   (farms) do not have sufficient   capital.By...
Many countries and aid   agencies sponsor micro loan   programs for these farmers.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
The farmer receives loans of   a little as $100 or its   equivalent at the start of the   growing season and pays it   bac...
The way that credit unions   promote organic coffee   growers in Mexico is simply a   wider spread and more   efficient me...
Easy credit for credit union   members in Mexico translates   into better profits for the   farmer who is responsible for ...
The program in Mexico was   started with $4 million in seed   money from the US Agency   for International   Development.B...
The focus is to find out the   best means of financing   organic coffee farmers and   improving their return on   investme...
Now that credit unions promote organic coffee growers in Mexico, coffee farmers in the areas involved can focus on produci...
The intent is to stabilize the  production system and help  farmers achieve a reliably  higher return for their work.By ww...
How credit unions promote  organic coffee growers in  Mexico goes to the heart of  the organic system of  production by re...
For more useful informationabout organic coffee pleasevisit us at:www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org.
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Credit Unions Support Organic Coffee Growers in Mexico

The news tells us that credit unions support organic coffee growers in Mexico. How does this fit into production of healthy organic coffee, sustainable agriculture, and better living standard for coffee growers? In a way growing coffee on a family coffee plantation is an act of faith. Growers trust in the sun, the rain, and soil to produce good coffee year after year. Growers rejuvenate the soil with compost instead of synthetic fertilizers.

They space their coffee among other plants in shaded areas of a mountain side. The pickers harvest the coffee just when it is ready and then organic coffee is processed separate from any non-organic coffee which the grower produces. The producer separates and dries the coffee beans and either roasts them himself or sells his crop to a middle man. At this point the act of growing coffee turns into the business of growing coffee. Farmers the world over must deal local and international markets for their products.

A coffee drinker in New York, London, Berlin, or Tokyo may be willing to pay $5 for a cup of hot organic coffee on the way to work in the morning. But members of Panama organic coffee cooperatives may only receive two or three dollars a pound for their product if they can sell it at all. Often such coffee farmers will take bags of coffee to the local tienda (small grocery store) to sell or barter for goods. So, what does this have to do with how credit unions support organic coffee growers in Mexico?

If may just take a few dollars, pesos, Bolivares, Colones, or Balboas to buy seed, replace a broken hoe, buy sacks to store coffee, and pay for transport of coffee to a place where the farmer can sell at a better price that on his mountainside. But, all too often, small operation campisinos (farmers) on their fincas (farms) do not have sufficient capital. Many countries and aid agencies sponsor micro loan programs for these farmers.

The farmer receives loans of a little as $100 or its equivalent at the start of the growing season and pays it back after selling his harvest. The way that credit unions promote organic coffee growers in Mexico is simply a wider spread and more efficient means of accomplishing the same purpose. Easy credit for credit union members in Mexico translates into better profits for the farmer who is responsible for the aroma of organic coffee coming from your cup every morning. The program in Mexico was started with $4 million in seed money from the US Agency for International Development. The focus is to find out the best means of financing organic coffee farmers and improving their return on investment and way of life.

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Credit Unions Support Organic Coffee Growers in Mexico

  1. 1. Bywww.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  2. 2. The news tells us that credit unions support organic coffee growers in Mexico.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  3. 3. How does this fit into production of healthy organic coffee, sustainable agriculture, and better living standard for coffee growers?By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  4. 4. In a way growing coffee on a family coffee plantation is an act of faith.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  5. 5. Growers trust in the sun, the rain, and soil to produce good coffee year after year.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  6. 6. They space their coffee among other plants in shaded areas of a mountain side.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  7. 7. The pickers harvest the coffee just when it is ready and then organic coffee is processed separate from any non-organic coffee which the grower produces.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  8. 8. The producer separates and dries the coffee beans and either roasts them himself or sells his crop to a middle man.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  9. 9. At this point the act of growing coffee turns into the business of growing coffee. Farmers the world over must deal local and international markets for their products.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  10. 10. A coffee drinker in New York, London, Berlin, or Tokyo may be willing to pay $5 for a cup of hot organic coffee on the way to work in the morning.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  11. 11. But members of Panama organic coffee cooperatives may only receive two or three dollars a pound for their product if they can sell it at all.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  12. 12. Often such coffee farmers will take bags of coffee to the local tienda (small grocery store) to sell or barter for goods.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  13. 13. So, what does this have to do with how credit unions support organic coffee growers in Mexico?By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  14. 14. If may just take a few dollars, pesos, Bolivares, Col ones, or Balboas to buy seed, replace a broken hoe, buy sacks to store coffee, and pay for transport of coffee to a place where the farmer can sell at a better price that on his mountainside.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  15. 15. But, all too often, small operation campisinos (farmers) on their fincas (farms) do not have sufficient capital.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  16. 16. Many countries and aid agencies sponsor micro loan programs for these farmers.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  17. 17. The farmer receives loans of a little as $100 or its equivalent at the start of the growing season and pays it back after selling his harvest.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  18. 18. The way that credit unions promote organic coffee growers in Mexico is simply a wider spread and more efficient means of accomplishing the same purpose.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  19. 19. Easy credit for credit union members in Mexico translates into better profits for the farmer who is responsible for the aroma of organic coffee coming from your cup every morning.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  20. 20. The program in Mexico was started with $4 million in seed money from the US Agency for International Development.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  21. 21. The focus is to find out the best means of financing organic coffee farmers and improving their return on investment and way of life.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  22. 22. Now that credit unions promote organic coffee growers in Mexico, coffee farmers in the areas involved can focus on producing the best organic wholesale coffee and not worry so much about finding the extra peso or two needed to fix a broken tool or buy bags into which to pack their coffee.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  23. 23. The intent is to stabilize the production system and help farmers achieve a reliably higher return for their work.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  24. 24. How credit unions promote organic coffee growers in Mexico goes to the heart of the organic system of production by rewarding those doing the work of producing a good product and protecting the environment at the same time.By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  25. 25. For more useful informationabout organic coffee pleasevisit us at:www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org.

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