The Café Selva Norte project is based on a joint venture between four strong cooperatives of Peru northern region. Although these cooperatives are professional organisations, exporting hundreds of tonnes of coffee each year and recognized in the markets, they still face major problems that restrain their own sustainable development as well as the one of their communities.
The Café Selva Norte Peru allow the creation of a strong partnership between these cooperatives and Urapi Sustainable Land Use to insure the sustainable development of the coffee value-chain reinforcing and empowering the main stakeholders; the cooperatives and their producers.
Cooperativa Bosques Verdes Cuenca Chinchipe
Bosques Verdes is a cooperative created in 2005 by the union and effort of 45 coffee families located in the last city of the Inca "Atahualpa" in San Ignacio - Cajamarca - Peru. From that point, a good coffee is born. Now, the cooperative has 260 coffee families, united by the commitment of a group of Ronderos (law enforcement in rural areas), with the objective of being able to sell their product at better prices in order to improve the quality of life of each of their members’ families.
Area in production: 514 hectares
Certifications: Organic, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, C.A.F.E Practice & Fair Trade by Flo-Cert
Annual production: 12,800 quintales
Cooperativa Agraria Ecológica Cafetalera de Lonya Grande (CECAFE)
Founded in 2006, CECAFE is located in the area of the Amazonas, situated in Lonya Grande, Utcubamba, Peru. The cooperative is an entrepreneurship initiative of small producer who aim represent and to give high quality service its members and to improve the quality of life of the region's inhabitant in respect of the sustainable development, the environment and the democracy.
Area in production: 1,120 hectares
Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade, CAFÉ Practice, UTZ
Annual production: 33,000 quintales
Cooperativa de servicios multiples Cedros Café
The Multiple Services Cooperative CEDROS CAFÉ was created on May 10th, 2013. It is located in the Cajamarca Region of Northern Peru.
The cooperative was established in order to generate greater representation and participation among its members, to provide them with better access to public and private funding and to develop niche markets and become an active participant to the coffee social movement both at the national and international stages.
Area in production: 506 hectares
Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade, UTZ
Annual production: 12,000 quintales
Cooperativa Agraria Juan Marco El Palto
Nestled in the Amazonas region in the province of Utcubamba, the JUMARP cooperative was founded in 2003 by 35 coffee small farmers to ensure a sustainable livelihood through coffee production and commercialization in harmony with the rain forest ecosystem.
JUMARP is focused on improving the quality of life in their community by supporting education among its members and promoting the sustainable use of their resources. Today, JUMARP have 188 active members, all of whom produce organic and Fair Trade certified coffee..
Area in production: 700 hectares
Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade
Annual production: 15,400 quintales
Cooperativa Agraria de Servicios Múltiples Selva Andina.
Founded in 2003 as the Association of Selva Andean Coffee Producers it officially became the Cooperativa Agraria de Servicios Múltiples Selva Andina in 2015. Located in the departments of Cajamarca and Amazonas, the cooperative support its members in the improvement of sustainable organic coffee production, commercialization, always respecting the ecological balance and improving the quality of life of its producers.
Area in production: 1300 hectares
Certifications: Organic – Fairtrade – CAFÉ PRACTICES – UTZ
Annual production: 31,900 quintales
COOPERATIVA AGRARIA Y DE SERVICIOS UNION DE CAFETALEROS ECOLOGICOS
Unión de Cafetaleros Ecologicos (Unicafec), founded in 2001, is an association of small coffee growers based in San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru, The coop collect, process and trade coffee beans produced by its 420 members.
During its early years, the association received funding from the German development agency GIZ and the German development bank KFW to implement environmental improvements and modernize infrastructure on farms. It has allowed the association to successfully enter the US and European specialty coffee markets.
Area in production: 1080 hectares
Certifications: Organic, UTZ & Fair Trade by Flo-Cert
Annual production: 27,600 quintales
Founded in 2011, ECOTIERRA is a developer of forestry and agroforestry projects, using a holistic approach, building strong and sustainable partnerships, encouraging corporate responsibility and ethical sourcing.
ECOTIERRA is committed to empower communities to better use natural resources to ensure their sustainable development while having major socio-economic and environmental benefits.
Offices: Canada, Peru, Colombia, Ivory Coast
Projects in operation: 5 large-scale agroforestry projects
Producers involved: 10,000
Certifications: B-Corp, VCS carbon standard project
Project financing partner
URAPI Sustainable Land Use
Urapi Sustainable Land Use aims to develop and implement agroforestry projects as well as to strengthen value chains through partnerships with cooperatives of small-scale producers. URAPI seeks to reverse land degradation and combat climate change by implementing sustainable agricultural practices and strengthening the economic models of cooperatives, while also promoting social inclusion.