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Asociación Proyecto Aldea Global - Coffee, community and gender equality

Asociación Proyecto Aldea Global

Coffee, community and gender equality

Nicaragua

Fair trade

Trade in products that have been certified and carry a fair trade label. An example of this is a farmer’s cooperative that collectively sells its cocoa to a fair trade organization.

Green

Promotes and/or supports the protection of the environment. An example of this is an organic farming cooperative.

Asociación Proyecto Aldea Global is an association of small-scale coffee producers in the region of Jinotega in Nicaragua. Aldea Global has carried out successful projects in the fields of food safety, natural resources, credit and exports.

Members of Aldea Global can benefit from many support programmes: financial training, community building, education financing, and gender-equality projects. The latter is one of the core values of the organization. At least 40% of its general assembly has to consist of women. It also helps women in the legalization process of land ownership, as about 85% of the land is still owned by men.

Aldea Global has established strategic alliances with coffee importers in the US and Europe, and has become a well-known organization in the coffee market.

Asociación Proyecto Aldea Global has been an Oikocredit partner since 2007.

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